Saturday, January 18, 2014

Giving a Weed a Home- Day 16 of #100happy days



“Look, Mamma, that looks like something from Harry Potter’s Herbology class”, exclaimed my older one.
When I looked where he was pointing, I had to agree with him. With its droopy sepals nearly hiding the rapidly ripening fruit, the thing did look like something that could be cut up and brewed into a potion.
We spent many minutes examining the fruit and talking about why the plant needs such sharp thorns. They learnt more in those few minutes than they might in a few science classes.
Officially, it’s a weed, but it will always have a home in my garden.
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1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I so admire you for taking that time to share that plant with your children. That's how you go about raising kids!

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