Monday, August 29, 2011

found some cool ocean moss

we drove along the coast today and found some cool ass ocean moss it was so green and beautiful.

malibu hike duex

found some cool moss in 90 degree heat pretty cool

Malibu hike

Went for a great Malibu Hike today

we decided to check out another hiking spot it was a dry short hike but the waterfall was really small but cool because there was some newts, wierd bugs, and tadpoles

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

have you ever seen a whale with legs

had another great day hiking but I lost my glasses jumping off a cliff into a pool

I was so scared I forgot to take off my glasses before I jumped in. bye bye DITA glasses

Brought one of my favorite figures made by david choe to hike with me

Thursday, August 18, 2011

a little growth on my string gardens

checked on my astroids of grass today and look its like a chia pet but flowers are next cant wait

some mo pics of my Big aSS TERRArium

had a big terrarium project today

mADE a BiG ASS tERRARium today

I was so inspired when I found this big jar I had to have it.

It will be available on etsy soon just have to figure out what amazing figurines will go in it because I am not going to include my favorite little elephant. Sorry guys elephant does not come with this terrarium. I also had to put a nice bonsai in it to make it a BIG aSS BONZARIUM!!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nice Hot Day at the Rose BOWL FLea marKet

had a great day at the rosebowl today met some cool people sold some terrariums

good times!

It was really hot today though good thing I had a tent

Saturday, August 13, 2011

moss ASTERoids

some more pics of my moss asteroids

keep you updated as soon as they start sprouting grass and flowers

obsessed with string gardens

I have found a new obsession and it is moss string gardens
I just started making them so some of them don't look that cool yet but I see improvement with everyone I make
I planted dwarf grass and flowers in them and hopefully see some sprouting soon but it is soooooo hard to wait !!!!!!
I think it should be about two weeks till the seeds sprout then I should have some grass moss balls floating like avatar !!!!

terrarium CARE

Check out these great tips I found online and great if you do a succulent Terrarium


Your terrariums will thrive best in bright, indirect sunlight. While sunlight helps color up your plants a bit (some turn bright yellow, some turn purple or even pink), too much direct sunlight is harmful. This is because your glass vessel essentially works like a magnifying glass, which will heat up your terrarium and cook whatever moisture is in your soil. This rapidly increases the humidity and temperature in your soil, reaching the perfect conditions for unwanted bugs and fungus to proliferate. Your best bet is to leave it on a desk or table in a room that gets natural sunlight or near a south-facing window. Be sure to rotate your vessels often to ensure sufficient and uniform lighting for your succulents. You can tell your plants are not getting enough light if they start to grow very tall with the leaves spaced apart. This phenomenon is known as etiolation, designed to help plants grow tall enough to gain some sun exposure. Remedy this by pruning your plant down to shape, using clean, sharp tools and let them get more sun.

The most important thing to remember about watering is don’t overwater. It’s simple. Try to minimize watering to something like once a week depending on the size of your terrarium. A rule of thumb is to stick your finger into the soil and if it doesn’t clump up, it’s dry enough to rewater. Water generously but don’t over do it. To give you some perspective, I set my squirt bottle to ‘stream’ and shoot once or twice at the base of each plant, then turn the bottle to “spray” and spray once over everything to give the terrarium a gentle misting. Watering too much will cause root rot, foul odors, fungal growth and a host of bugs! At least, that has been my experience so far. Also be sure to use lukewarm or warm distilled water. You can find distilled water or reverse-osmosis (RO) water at your local supermarket for very cheap. Avoid cold water and tap water, as your tap might be hard water. Hard water might be too basic (pH is unsuitably high) and it leaves mineral deposits on your glass and in your soil. Mineral deposits make it more difficult for your plants’ roots to absorb the water it needs, and are generally unsightly. It also obscures your view into the terr, preventing you from noticing any potential problems with your roots or soil.

After misting the vessel with RO water, the droplets help drag down dirt clumps stuck to the sides. If they persist, use a soft cloth to gently wipe the sides. Avoid using chemicals like Windex when cleaning your glass as they could damage your plants. Again, avoid hard water as the residual spots are difficult to remove.
Pests:In my experience, the most common pests I’ve encountered are fungal gnats and whiteflies. Fungal gnats occur from overmoistened soil serving as a substrate for fungus to grow (mycelial or cobweb, I forget). The fungus acts as a food source for fungal gnat larvae, and the moist soil serves as a convenient “nest” for eggs. The larvae eat roots and the adults swarm and spread to the rest of your house and other plants. Whiteflies appear as tiny white dots that crawl around, find a nice juicy leaf, and enter a stationary feeding phase during which they suck out the phloem of the plant’s leaves. This weakens the leaf and strengthens the larvae. They eventually secrete honeydew, a sweet, sticky liquid that coats the leaves and allows for fungal spores to attach and grow. Fungus that grows on leaves blocks the leaf from receiving adequate sunlight, turning the leaf yellow and sickly. The best solution here is prevention — don’t let your soil get too wet and too humid. If you experience fungus, cut down on watering and remove it from direct sunlight. You can use ground cinnamon powder as an organic fungicide. Its volatile oils kill the gnat larvae’s food source without harming the plants and can be safely washed away. Gnats and adult whiteflies can be trapped using yellow sticky posts. Whiteflies in general are highly resilient to pesticides, but can be controlled by direct contact with a dilute insecticidal soap. They live on the underside of plants so be sure to watch out for them!

Final Notes:
At this point, you know practically everything I know about terrariums! I can’t guarantee that your terrarium will go perfectly the first time around, even if you follow these guidelines. I’ve gone through three iterations of my terrarium configurations and endured a lot of frustration. However, with each new terrarium I make, I learn something and get better at it. The results are more impressive and more satisfying each time. Do not be discouraged if this happens to you, simply build off of what you know and start over. A thriving terrarium is such a rewarding sight… I wish you all the best in your new, greener endeavours.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Had this KIM chI jar at home Decided to make use of it and put some panda's in it

Domo La LUcha LIbre

Domo all The Time

$10 Domo Terrarium

Loved this domo terrarium $10 at the rosebowl flea market august 14th

$10 Terrariums

I made 20 $10 terrariums here are some pics

Totoro Totoro Totoro

Found this cool long jar decided to make another totoro terrarium

Tammy's Terrarium

A Custom orDered TeRRARIUm I made for Tammy