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

How to Make an Ecosystem in a Bottle

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. I'm gonna try and make this myself - It looks easy enough!

Self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle. perfect for indoor fall greenery

self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle. I'm gonna try and make this myself - It looks easy enough!

self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle: or maybe water bottles for window herb garden

Self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle. perfect for indoor fall greenery

self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle: or maybe water bottles for window herb garden

How to Plant Herbs In Mason Jars - The Contractor Chronicles: such a great idea for my kitchen windowsill!

How to Plant Herbs In Mason Jars

20 Ways to Tell the Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Throw the Bottles Away

20 Ways to Tell the Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Throw the Bottles Away

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.

Self-watering planter made from recycled wine bottles. We must try this #DIY!  #royobrienford

Self watering planter made from recycled wine bottle. perfect for indoor fall greenery

Self-watering planter made from recycled wine bottles. We must try this #DIY! #royobrienford

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

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

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