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Make a terrarium at Mahonia

Say aloe to your new little friend

LOUtoday_Mahonia terrarium

Mahonia also offers monthly yoga with plants.

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NuLu plant store, or should we say paradise, Mahonia has been on the block since 2016.

While you might know it for its lush houseplants and trendy home goods, it also offers monthly terrarium workshopswhich we dug into earlier this week.

At the beginning of the class, and arguably the hardest part, we chose a forever home for our air plant from a wall of glass vessels ranging from hanging globes to gold-trimmed boxes.

Next, we learned the ins and outs of how to make the perfect environment using sand, rocks, bark, shells, and moss. Pro tip: The finer sand goes in first. We learned the hard way.

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The workshop includes all the materials to create a terrarium including an air plant.

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Then, the world was our terrarium. A four-tiered shelf housed 30+ materials to choose from to build our mini garden. We picked brown, black, and white for the base, off-white moss, a piece of birchwood, and tiny purple flowers for a pop of color.

Workshops are $40 and are available on select Tuesdays and Saturdays with the next open class on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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