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How to properly care for your terrarium

Optimized-arrangement_bar_image1Terrariums are one of the hottest trends of home decor. They’re unique shapes and neat appearance make them extremely appealing. You can hang them from patios, put them on a coffee table, or in a bathroom. They can be filled with all sorts of different plants. Although these trendy arrangements are beautiful you have to know how to properly care for them or they won’t be beautiful for long. So we asked our expert baristas at The Arrangement Bar for some tips. Watering and lighting

Watering and the type of light your terrarium needs will obviously depend on the plants that are inside of it. With that said:

When watering remember that because terrariums do not have a drainage system it’s easier to put too much water in them, which can end up causing the plants to rot and die. Continuing…


The desert terrarium:

Our barista  Jeaneth working her magic

If your terrarium is filled with plants of the desert species such as cacti and succulents then they will need to be watered every 2-3 weeks, this also depends on the heat of where they are living. Check the soil before watering, if it is completely dry make sure to lightly saturate the roots with water, but do not flood the terrain. Our barista Jeaneth recommends watering them once every 8 days if they are placed where they receive little light. However,  These do best on a kitchen windowsills and bright rooms.

Tillandsia terrariums:

Usually, we do not recommend spraying your terrarium with a spray bottle because that will only wet the flowering top and not get into the soil. However, it is recommended to spray a terrarium if it is filled with the air plant, tillandsia. If you have a tillandsia filled terrarium water it once a week with a spray bottle. To avoid leaving residue on the glass of a tillandsia terrarium take the tillandsia out of the glass to spray it, let dry, and place back into the container. These plants live longest in the bathroom or kitchen were they can get some humidity and the proper amount of light.

f99d19b07d979d612147821b52555f7cA few more tips and tricks:

If you would like to place your terrariums outside they must be in complete shade, under a well covered patio would be best.

A 10 inch water dropper is also a great way to water your terrariums, they get into the root and will not leave residue on the glass.

Have a pair of long-tip scissors to trim dead leaves, it's important to trim your plant so it can continue to grow.


We hope this has been helpful, if you have any more questions or concerns regarding the care of your terrarium comment below!

Gardening Resolutions: How to be a better gardener!

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to take on a new project for the year, what better project than your garden!! Here at Rolling Greens we dare to say we have an exceptional knowledgeable staff with mighty green thumbs and a lot of helpful tips!

To begin, decide on what kind of garden you are trying to achieve and how much time you want to dedicate to it!

Colorful, desert feel, low maintenance, all year blooming, seasonal?


For an instant pop of color to your garden, exploring our large selection of already blooming plants is your best bet. Since these plants already have some blooms to them, you can see what colors are the perfect fit in your garden!


Going for a more desert look or a more rustic look? Looking into our selection of succulents and cacti will create your perfect garden. Aside giving a very simple nature look these plants are as well very low maintenance.

Stop by our Culver City nursery and speak to one of our helpful associates, they will guide you in choosing the right plants and flowers, as well as giving you great tips on how to care for them!

Or if you are in the neighborhood of our L.A store, stop by and browse our collection of gardening books, sure to help you with your New Year's project.


For more ideas, stop by one of our locations, explore our gardens and get some helpful tips from our friendly staff!

Forum: What is your resolution?

Every year we set New Year's resolutions in hopes to achieve something by mid year or by the end of the year! What were yours?!

Here are some of our New Year's resolutions and some great books that are helping us stick to them!


Exploring a new interest, while it be a sport, an activity or a fashion style, we have tons of fun books to help with that!


Exploring fashion trends can lead to quite the adventure, bringing them back even more!! Check out our collection of fashion inspired books, such as Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims, to discover your 2014 look!


Looking in to a new activity can also be a fun goal this year, check out this funny and informational book, Bike Snob NYC, to start the road of becoming a great cyclist!


Explore our vast selection of gardening books, to discover all the ins and outs of your garden all year long!


Books ranging from plants, flowers, herbs and terrariums, all to bring out your inner gardener!



Taking on a re-decorating project can be fun, yet stressful! Check out our collection of decorating books, for whatever your style may be.


Vintage, country, Victorian, modern, the list goes on and on! Create the ideal space for you!


Happy reading and happy exploring from all of us at Rolling Greens!

Our New Home!


Welcome to our new home!

We still have all the same fabulous content and images but with new and improved features. On our new blog you can search your favorite content by category!!

Looking for gardening tips? Or maybe for that amazing recipe you remember us posting a few weeks back? Now posts are categorized and easy to search for!

As if our big move wasn't exciting we are featuring the stunning one-of-a-kind products our team found on their recent buying trip!!

texas finds

Thank you for making the move with us! From all of us at Rolling Greens, welcome home!!