I have a weakness for these corner store plant displays and can not avoid casing the selection with my eyes even if I don’t stop moving to fully assess it. Sometimes I repeat a mantra underneath my breath that goes something like, “Do not stop. Do not stop! There will be no stopping.”
While I am making confessions I will also admit that I have mentally mapped out my most frequented areas of the city based on the location of these corner store garden shops and have them categorized based on selection, accessibility (walking or bike), quality, price, and the kind of care they provide the plants. At this time of year chances are good that I will make detours in order to get a feel for the selection available. Chances are also good that I will stop.