In November 2006 I visited a botanical garden with my mother.
In the cacti and succulent house I stopped next to a patch of stones that had a name tag sticking in it. I wondered who would put a name tag on stones or what might have happened to the plant that used to grow there... and then I realized that there actually were plants growing there, they just looked exactly like the stones surrounding them.
They turned out to be flowering stones (or Lithops) and I was so fascinated by them that I went home and bought my first ever plant seeds - Lithops seeds.
That day in the botanical garden my love for plants and for growing things on my own window sills was born.