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Make your own 'bog bowl' for pitcher plants

Exotic Plants offers carnivorous plant terrarium workshop

This backyard bog features pitcher plants, which are carnivorous. Bug-eating plants can also be grown in terrariums, such as the ones to be created in the Exotic Plants workshop Saturday.

This backyard bog features pitcher plants, which are carnivorous. Bug-eating plants can also be grown in terrariums, such as the ones to be created in the Exotic Plants workshop Saturday. Debbie Arrington

Now here’s an indoor gardening workshop that’s totally different: Create a “bog bowl” for bug-eating plants.

Exotic Plants, Sacramento’s oldest indoor plant store, will host a "Carnivorous Plant Terrarium Workshop" on Saturday, Aug 26. The two-hour workshop starts at 3 p.m. and includes all the materials and plants necessary to complete the project.

“Discover the enchanting world of miniature carnivorous plant gardens as you craft your very own terrarium masterpiece,” say the organizers. “During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of designing and constructing a captivating carnivorous plant terrarium. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through the process, sharing expert tips and techniques to ensure your terrarium thrives.

“All materials, including a variety of carnivorous plants, decorative elements, and a stylish glass container, will be provided. No prior experience is necessary – this workshop is suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike,” they add. “By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a stunning miniature garden that showcases the unique beauty and insect-catching abilities of these fascinating plants. Take home your creation and enjoy the natural wonders of your very own carnivorous plant terrarium.”

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Tickets are $75 and available via eventbrite.com or by calling the store.

For details and tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnivorous-plant-bog-bowl-workshop-tickets-669701062907?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Exotic Plants is located at 1525 Fulton Ave., Sacramento. Phone: (916) 922-4769.

Details and directions: https://www.exoticplantsltd.com/.

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