Delightful Terrariums

Connie, of Cockfield's Garden, in her design studio.
Connie, of Cockfield’s Garden, in her design studio.

They are back!  But, who knows…maybe they never left.  I remember terrariums as a young girl.  I think Aunt E and/or Aunt Clarine had one.  I just remember them as being very intriguing.

Well, on a visit to Natchitoches, we found an amazing terrarium vendor at the Kaffie-Frederick, Inc. General Mercantile.   Cockfield’s Garden had dozens of containers, numerous plants, books, and tiny decorations like mushrooms, gardeners, birds, driftwood, etc.

Connie, pictured above, is so helpful.  She designs a terrarium to meet your needs and educates you on how to care for your new plants.  In my case, I wanted to include some red plants since that is one of my favorite colors.  My beloved Aunt E had an asparagus fern (which I still have in my house), so the mini version reminded me of her and had to be part of the arrangement.

Cockfield’s Garden has so many options available pre-made and then all the supplies necessary to make one to your exact specifications.  You can tell that she has a real passion for gardening!

My air plant container.
My air plant container.

Mike and I purchased two.  One to put in the kitchen window, which is composed of airplants.  The second, larger, round terrarium is composed of moss, two birds, a birdhouse, driftwood, and miniature plants like geraniums, asparagus fern, and several that I should know the names of, but don’t!  These plants will need watering from the roots.  Connie recommended using a turkey baster.

I love both terrariums and hope that I can refrain from killing them.  I am sure, with Mike’s – a/k/a the plant whisperer – help, they will fare just fine.

This is my terrarium at home on my coffee table. I love it!
This is my terrarium at home on my coffee table. I love it!

Anyone for a road trip to a terrarium workshop with Connie in Natchitoches?  I know it would be fun.

Close-up of a bird on a branch. There are so many sweet vignettes in the terrarium!
Close-up of a bird on a branch. There are so many sweet vignettes in the terrarium!

Thank you Connie!  Your terrariums brought a smile to our faces.  We will be back to visit!

Some of Connie's supplies. She has so many options available.
Some of Connie’s supplies. She has so many options available.

For more information on Connie and her plants, visit her website at www.cockfieldsgarden.com (she has plant porn!!!) or visit the Kaffie-Frederick, Inc. General Mercantile on Front Street in downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Cockfield’s Garden is also on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

My air plants needed watering when I got home. All you need to do is spritz and let dry, then put them back in the arrangement.
My air plants needed watering when I got home. All you need to do is spritz and let dry, then put them back in the arrangement. Repeat in a week.
Tillandsia (air plants) in there new home.
Tillandsia (air plants) in their new home.

Did you know…epiphytes are plants that grow on objects or other plants without hurting them.  Tillandsia are epiphytes.  Resources:  Cockfield’s Garden and Wikipedia.

2 thoughts on “Delightful Terrariums

    1. Connie, all plants are well! I have watered each terrarium once. The air plants will be due for another watering tomorrow. So far, so good! I love your Facebook page and your dedication to your plants. I will be back to visit! Best wishes! Kayla

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