How to Make a Bottle Garden

Made this garden with my son, we just collected the plants from the local park.

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Get all the things you'll need and place on newspaper on the floor! All the plants we collected are in baggies for easy transport from the park

Get all the things you'll need and place on newspaper on the floor! All the plants we collected are in baggies for easy transport from the park

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You will also need a jug/cup of water and a water spray bottle

You will also need a jug/cup of water and a water spray bottle

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Put a layer of pebbles into your glass bottle. I'm using a large round vase. As long as it has a wide neck you'll be fine. Needs the wide neck so you can get your hand into the bottle to plant.

Put a layer of pebbles into your glass bottle. I'm using a large round vase. As long as it has a wide neck you'll be fine. Needs the wide neck so you can get your hand into the bottle to plant.

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Add a deep layer of soil. We got the soil from the park too.

Add a deep layer of soil. We got the soil from the park too.

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Pat down the soil.

Pat down the soil.

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Now the fun part! Use the spoon to dig holes in the soil to plant your moss, flowers or whatever else you found.

Now the fun part! Use the spoon to dig holes in the soil to plant your moss, flowers or whatever else you found.

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We found some mushrooms, don't let your kids touch/ eat wild mushrooms without knowing first if they are poisonous or safe to eat. Not sure if these are or aren't.

We found some mushrooms, don't let your kids touch/ eat wild mushrooms without knowing first if they are poisonous or safe to eat. Not sure if these are or aren't.

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Place some lichen-covered twigs in the bottle.

Place some lichen-covered twigs in the bottle.

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Add some small ferns or foliage.

Add some small ferns or foliage.

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Plant till you have the garden looking how you want it.

Plant till you have the garden looking how you want it.

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Once done, pour a small jug/cup full of water over the garden.

Once done, pour a small jug/cup full of water over the garden.

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Keep the garden in a cool place where the light is good, but not in direct sunlight. The garden will need little watering, just spray it with water occasionally to keep the soil moist.

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When pruning your garden, snip off any dead leaves or pieces of fern with scissors.

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