Are you looking for experiences to nurture your creativity? If so, then read on. I recently had a wonderful experience at Paint Nite and was invited to try Paint Nite’s newest spinoff: Plant Nite on a complimentary basis. Plant Nite is held in restaurants across Canada and the U.S. and involves casual group instruction on how to prepare a terrarium with succulents. I attended Plant Nite in the afternoon of March 18, 2018 at Marché Restaurant in Toronto to prepare the “Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish.” (Our giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Fran!)
When you register for a Plant Nite session, you are encouraged to arrive a bit early to order your food and drinks since you don’t want to be distracted by your meal once you are in creative mode. Compared to my Paint Nite experience, Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant had fewer attendees, which made the experience more intimate. Tables are set up with a planter, succulent plants, gravel and an apron at each table setting to begin with. We had a few minutes to get to know our neighbours before our congenial instructor Rachel Sproule introduced herself and told us what was in store.
We began by placing a layer of gravel in the ceramic planter and then filling our ceramic planter about ¾ full of soil. A design graph was provided to demonstrate several possible ways of grouping the succulents. We then removed our succulent plants from their containers and planted them in the soil. The next step involved placing mini white stones along the surface of the soil.
We were then provided with coloured moss which comes in stunning colours of purple, pink, turquoise and chartreuse, as well as natural-coloured moss. We were instructed to tuck the moss around the plants or wherever we wanted in the planters. The coloured moss really turns your planter into an eye-pleasing centerpiece!
Rachel then handed out the mushrooms, which come in blue, red and purple, to be added to the planter. And of course, you can’t forget the owl, since this arrangement is called “Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish.” I chose a white owl, although there were a few black owls as well.
The amazing aspect of Plant Nite is that everyone’s ceramic planter turned out differently. Here is a photo of my Plant Nite creation, as well as photos of a few of my neighbours’ planters:
I found Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant to be very relaxing – less intense than Paint Nite! Rachel definitely made our experience enjoyable! Plant Nite would make a great Easter, Mother’s Day, bridesmaid or graduation gift…see our giveaway below to enter to win one admission to Paint Nite anywhere in Canada.
Our giveaway to win one admission to Plant Nite has now closed. Congratulations to Fran!
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