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Indoor Oasis The Whimsical Gardener BY MARIMAR McNAUGHTON PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALLISON POTTER Susan Baehmann soaks the moss first and sets it aside. She chooses a vessel: one not too heavy to move, or too large or small for the space it intends to occupy, yet one big enough to support the number of plants to be assembled — all succulents for example, or all ferns — in an indoor oasis. Baehmann has selected a large round bowl; but because it has no holes in the bottom, she first scatters a layer of small pebbles, then fills the container loosely with a really good potting soil, like MetroMix. At the Transplanted Garden on 16th Street in Wilmington, she’s not exactly the resident fairy gardener, but the lady with green thumbs holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and tends to assemble most of the whimsical indoor oases from materials sourced from the nursery, the greenhouse and the retail store’s shelves. trending 14 WBM february 2015


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