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I used to believe that butter came from buttercup flowers. One day in my backyard I picked up a dandelion since I thought for some reason all yellow flowers were buttercups and that they, like people, looked different from each other. So I ate the dandelion and spit it out immediately. It didn't taste like butter! I ran in to tell my mom about the flower and she told me it was a dandelion, not a buttercup. So, my mom took me back out and showed me some real buttercups. I grabbed a huge handful and swallowed them whole. Imagine my surprise when it tasted like the dandelion. Heh. My mom explained everything and boy did I feel stupid.
When we were going to visit an Uncle, my Dad would bring rose bushes, peach trees, apple trees, and about anything else he could think of as a gift on each visit. I was proud of my Dad's green thumb and bragged about it at school. I told everyone that my dad even grew toilets, because Dad always told Mom to remember to bring the toilet trees.
A few years later I heard the word toiletries. I never told anyone, until now.
i used to believe that the grass was made of dinosuar snot
One time at camp I was told to go get bark from a tree for a project. I picked up a paper plate, went over to the tree and asked nicely for some bark while holding out the plate, as if the tree would voluntarily drop some bark, whatever bark was. Then another student came up and peeled bark off the tree for me. I was nauseated.
I used to believe that trees were not alive, so sometimes my brother and I would go outside with his little plastic tool set and chip bark off of the ones in our front yard. We always got tired of playing construction workers with the toy wood block that never even changed when we hammered it, so we liked to pretend that we were doing "important work" on the trees.
When I learned in school that trees were actually alive, I felt so bad about hurting ours! I figured it must have been like were were chipping off their skin and they probably hated us now. When I got home, I hugged our trees and apologized to them. Needless to say, we never "worked" on the trees again.
I used to believe that the cardboard barriers that surround newly gowing trees were graves of people that had died in that field/platation and so therefor that ground was evil... i was so young lol
when i was 4 or 5, i got a little fun necklace you could (supposedly) grow plants in. The necklace was like large locket and came with seeds and this gel that helped the seeds grow. I believed that if your hands touched the gel, that plants would grow where ever you touched it! i remember FREAKING out because i touched it haha! but i found out i was worrying over nothing because i was fine afterwards.
After I had learned that plants were living things, I came to the conclusion that they could think! I remember looking at a tree and wondering what it could possibly be thinking about. I also wondered how plants felt about staying still ALL THE TIME.
for some strange reason, i thought sequoya was pronounced "squeak-edy-dockedy-an". dont ask me why. i was a strange child.
My Grandmother had an ornamental chilli plant, with lots of small brightly coloured chillies on it. I was convinced that it was a jelly bean tree and thought she was lying to me because she didn't want me to eat them all. Suffice to say I learnt the hard way.
I used to believe that falling leaves were dead butterflies, and I always buried them in the back yeard.
i used to believe that there was a plant from which money used to fall down if one tells a charm
I used to watch 'Day Of The Triffids' when I was a child and feared that certain large plants would chase me and kill me.
We have a garden at my parents' house and when I was five we sowed carrot seeds. I looked at the package of the seeds and what I saw I thought were sausages so I asked my mom: are we going to sow sausages too? she answered those are just thick carrots....
I used to believe that you bought your grass from a turf accountant. We needed a new lawn and mum and dad seemed really perplexed where to buy it from. I couldn't understand why. Dad used to spend so much time in teh turf accountants on a Saturday I assumed he was an expert!
i thought that the world was so big that somewhere there was a grape that was as big as a tree.
i used to believe that if leftover cooked rice is thrown in kitchen garden, then new paddies come out from soil.
I used to think plants ate the kind of food people do, like hamburgers.
one of my first memories is of my mom pointing out poision ivy to me and telling me to stay away from it. I kept looking where she was pointing, but couldn't see it - I was looking for an animal of some kind, not a plant.
When my daughter was in kindergarten, one of her little classmates pointed out the berries on a juniper bush and informed us, "Those are caterpillar eggs."