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It's a happy hour terrarium party

It's "Terrarium Takeover" time. Photos courtesy
Green Acres.

Green Acres hosts live Instagram event Friday

Too hot to garden outside? Retreat indoors and make your own cool oasis
-- build a happy hour terrarium.

At 4 p.m. Friday, July 17, Green Acres Nursery & Supply presents the third
part in its summer series, "The Art of Terrariums."

And no face mask necessary; this garden party is all online.

Presented as a live Instagram event, this fun and informative online workshop
includes a special themed cocktail, a live deejay and great indoor garden ideas.

Themed "Terrarium Takeover," the workshop starts with a classic terrarium container --
the glass bottle, jar, bowl or other container of your choice.

"We're working with a completely blank canvas," say the Green Acres experts.

"You can create and customize your terrarium project to fit your space and style. Have fun with it!

While glass is the traditional 'house' for terrariums, you can build from small to very large,
using houseplants or succulents, adding accents or colors that match your décor."

The Wardian Case is a cool refresher.
As for the cocktail, it's a icy green cooler: The Wardian Case.
It includes some unusual ingredients.

Here's the recipe, courtesy Green Acres:

The Wardian Case
Makes 1 serving

1-1/2 oz. white rum
1-1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. green Chartreuse
3/4 oz. Velvet Falernum
Absinthe (for rinse)
Extra large ice cube

Recommended tools:
Cocktail shaker with strainer
Hand citrus juicer
Vermouth atomizer (optional)

If using a vermouth mister, fill it with Absinthe and mist the inside of the cocktail glass
with 1-2 sprays. If not using a mister, pour a dash of the absinthe into the glass, swirl
around and pour out.

Add rum, lime juice, Chartreuse, and Velvet Falernum into a cocktail shaker with ice
and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into glass and add an extra large ice cube.

Garnish the rim of the glass with a piece of lichen or a lime wheel.


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For week of Feb. 18:

It's wet to start the week. When you do get outside, between or after storms, concentrate on damage control:

* Keep storm drains and gutters clear of debris.

* Clean up tree debris knocked down by wind and rain.

* Where did the water flow in your garden? Make notes where revisions are necessary.

* Are any trees leaning? See disturbances in the ground or lawn around their base? Time to call an arborist before the tree topples.

* Dump excess water out of pots.

* Indoors, start peppers, tomatoes and eggplant from seed.

* Lettuce and other greens also can be started indoors from seed.

* Got bare-root plants? Put their roots in a bucket of water until outdoor soil dries out. Or pot them up in 1- or 5-gallon containers. In April, transplant the plant, rootball and all, into the garden.

* Browse garden websites and catalogs. It’s not too late to order for spring and summer.

* Show your indoor plants some love. Dust leaves and mist to refresh.

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