illusion of water via tumbled glass: The first layer is Sagina subulata, Scotch Moss. Then recycled, tumbled glass which you can buy by the pound some places. Next is Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' and lastly is a Lirope, I believe.
The SECRET to propagating roses is said to be the "potato"! TIP: Before planting rose cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but apparently it works really well.