Green life in the Winter months

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Studio Source MV is brought to you by Breese Architects and Interiors Studio Martha’s Vineyard.

As the temperatures starts to drop and the wind picks up here on the East coast, we decided we needed a little green life to carry us through the Winter months. Everyone can use a reminder that days wont always be short and plants will soon enough turn green again.

While brainstorming what sorts of plant life we wanted to bring into the studio; herb gardens came up. Something that many Island family’s grow in the summer could also be turned into a Winter hobby.  While searching through Roost catalog for the perfect vestibule for our mini garden we came across hanging flower vases and were instantly intrigued. Instead of cluttering up a counter top  why not a hanging herb garden? Complete with easily replaceable herbs that could be planted again once spring came. After a week in water the store bought herbs started sprouting roots now they can  either be planted or stay in water.  With rosemary, parsley, chives, and mint floating around the kitchen who could resist making a delicious meal?

With these done and hanging in the window of our store our thoughts turned to the empty terrariums that we had around the studio. There is no better way to add a little green to your life then your own personal miniature forest. Terrariums are so simple to make and add a wonderful outside effect to any room, also a great holiday gift.

Here is a list of things you need to make a simple terrarium:

  • A wide glass container
  • Rocks (small pebbles for lining the bottom)
  • Soil
  • Moss
  • Any sort of succulent plant (these don’t need much water and grow very easily).