What you will need:

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• Glass con­tainer, cleaned • Small stones for drainage • Char­coal

• Pot­ting soil

• Plants

• Ac­ces­sories

• Chop­sticks or kitchen tongs

In­struc­tions:

1. Gen­tly slide the stones or gravel into the base of a clean glass con­tainer, use enough to pro­vide drainage.

2. Add a bit of ac­ti­vated char­coal on top of the stones; this will help to keep the soil fresh.

3. Add new soil, fill un­til con­tents are about 1/3 the height of the con­tainer. Cre­ate holes in the soil for your plants.

4. Add plants af­ter brush­ing any loose soil off the roots. Plant them se­curely in the soil.

5. Add or­na­men­ta­tions such as fig­urines, moss, rocks, shells or drift­wood for aes­thetic ap­peal.

Our sup­plies, the boys picked out some con­tain­ers at the thrift store while I found a great glass en­clo­sure at Ikea.

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