Blithe Gardens sent me a terrarium and I had no idea how excited I would get over this thing. Yes, it looks like some moss in a jar but it is BEAUTIFUL moss and it is simply amazing. The directions she sent said not to water it for 2-3 weeks and my husband kept saying "you need to water it". I wouldn't let him and we are amazed at the moister this thing produces itself. If you have a brown thumb then this is the houseplant for you!
These would make perfect gifts for Mother's Day, someone in a nursing home, teachers (kids would love watching these on a teacher's desk) and for the person who has everything.
Here's what Blithe Gardens has to say about their shop:
When did you open your Etsy shop? I opened my Blithegardens etsy shop in January 2009. I have always loved plants and gardening and I was on the lookout for something I could do since my youngest of four children was in kindergarten and noticed that terrariums were back in style - I had seen them featured in magazines and also a new book. So I thought the moss terrariums would be a great business that would work with an etsy store.
Can you explain to my readers what a terrarium is and how you care for one? A terrarium is an enclosed glass container that contains potting soil, charcoal and plants. Many plants love the high humidity that a terrarium provides and the enclosed container creates a mini ecosystem that is practically self sustainable! I rarely need to water my terrariums and they do not need fertilizer and don't even need much light. You just have to be careful to keep them out of the sun and not in a really warm room because they can overheat. Otherwise they make great gifts for people who work in offices, nursing homes and even kids or anyone that has a brown thumb!
How did you get featured on Good Morning America? The person in charge of press and marketing for etsy contacted me through a convo and asked if I would be interested. The correspondent for GMA was doing a feature about women etsy sellers. Featuring etsy as a great way to make extra money from home. There were three other sellers products featured and they had picked mine from the plant and horticulture category. I was really excited and nervous - but glad that I didn't need to have an on air interview. They asked me questions by email and I had to ship out samples of my terrariums to New York and they appeared on the segment along with my picture.
I can also make terrariums to order - I have a lot of glassware and small figures etc that I can include in the terrariums. I am also going to start featuring some more of my concrete fairy houses on my website in the near future.
Buy It - These would make such a fun gift for anyone and Mother's Day is just about 2 weeks away!!!
Win It - Blithe Gardens is giving away a gift certificate for a terrarium of your choice up to a $38 value. This giveaway is open to my readers in the US only due to the nature of the moss.
How To Win:
Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Blithe Gardens and tell me your favorite item in their shop. I just noticed that she has been very, very busy and her shop doesn't have much listed at this time. If you go to the sidebar in her shop and click on sales you can tell me one that you like that she has already sold, thanks.
**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.
Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it says (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.
1. Follow my blog - (3) entries
2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries
3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries
4. Heart Blithe Gardens on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry
5. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway
6. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry
7. Purchase anything from Blithe Gardens and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries
8.Visit Blithe Gardens sister shop Blithe Vintage and tell me your favorite item in this shop - (1) entry
This giveaway will end on May 6, 2010 and is open to my readers in the US only. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.