This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in almost complete isolation for more than 40 years. It's been watered just once in that time. The original spiderwort plant has grown and put out seeds. As it has access to light it continues to photosynthesize, the water builds up on the inside and "rains" back down on the plant in a miniature version of the water cycle. As leaves die they fall off and rot providing carbon dioxide and nutrients for more plants to grow
Self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle. perfect for indoor fall greenery
Self-watering planter made from recycled bottles. This actually works. Though I had to use the plastic bottles. I just fill up the bottom to cover the mouth every 2 weeks or so. My herbs stay nice and healthy now! Great for saving plants over winter.
Did you know that delicate herbs thrive best in small containers? Genovese and sweet basil, thyme and cilantro will love a sunny window in your prettiest cups. Here at Who Moved My Coconut Oil , I mix in used espresso grounds for even brighter more fragrant leaves. Photo by Green Renaissance