His Magical Bottle Garden Has Been Flourishing For 54 Years. You Can Make One Too.

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On Easter Sunday, 1960, David Latimer put some plants, soil, and water into this 10 gallon glass bottle, sealed it shut, and left it alone. After 54 years, the bottled garden became a thriving, self sustaining eco-system.

David is 80 years old, he started the garden when he was 26.

He only opened it once in 1972 to add some water.

Amazingly, this terrarium has thrived without oxygen for most of David's life!

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