The store was inspiring even to a brown thumb like myself! I debated the array of indoor herbs, but decided to buy three little non-herb plants that I thought would brighten my kitchen countertop. Here they are in the little box they gave me to take home:
I am truly a plant novice, and have a well-established brown thumb, having seen the demise of bonsai, philodendron, and jade plants in my care. I had a pretty good run with cacti early on, but that's about the extent of it. Also, my cat Stella is notorious for devouring any living thing I try to bring into the house, so much so that my husband's first words upon seeing the display above were, "So, you got a snack bar for Stella, eh?"
It is so valuable to occasionally use the time when the girls are in preschool for the morning to do something other than run errands or do tasks around the house. An Artist's Date is a great opportunity to go somewhere I've never been before but have been curious about, and to see the place through the eyes of an artistic, creative person seeking inspiration, ideas, and refreshment.
See if you can't fit an Artist's Date into your February schedule. You will NOT regret it!