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Updated: 2019-09-08 19:06 Views: 202

On Easter Sunday of 1960, David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle?out of pure curiosity. He had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is a wonder of lush plant life, despite having been watered only once in all that time. Not knowing itdecorative pillow cases, Latimer created a terrarium of extraordinary complexity. Depending on the bottle you choose, bottle gardens can look like living sculptures.

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The Daily Mail reports how Latimer did it:?

After initially pouring some compost into the globular bottle, Latimer used a wire to carefully lower in a spiderworts seeding, and then added a pint of water to the mix. The bottle was sealed and placed in a sunny corner, and the magic of photosynthesis took over from there. Besides a single watering in 1972, the bottle garden has been completely cut off from fresh water and air, but still managed to form its own self-sufficient ecosystem. Through photosynthesis, plants acquire the energy needed to grow by absorbing sunlight. Oxygen and moisture in the air are also created in the process; the moisture builds up inside the bottle and “;rains”; back down on the plants. Leaves that fall to the bottom of the bottle rot and produce the carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis and nutrition.

Bottle gardens like Latimer’;s work because their sealed space creates an entirely self-sufficient ecosystem in which plants can survive by using photosynthesis to recycle nutrients.?The Daily Mail gives basic instructions: How to Make Your Own Bottle Garden.

You can use all sorts of jars and vessels from a tiny jelly jar to a flour/cookie jar…;

For us, it’;s all in the shape of the bottle. We love this modern rather sculptural one from?Itty Bitty Impact:

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