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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."
i was convinced that evergreen trees were maple trees and i wouldn't go near them because I saw an evil looking one in Snow White.
When I was little I was scared of spider plants, cause I thought they had spiders in them. And actually . . . they often do! =P
Long grass with black seeds were really ant hotels, and the seeds were sleeping ants.
When I was at infants school one of the first things we did was grow mustard cress to make our own sandwiches. I never understood how they got the mustard into the cress while it was growing.
Similarly I always thought "egg and cress" sandwiches were "egg cress" and that was a different type of cress which they put eggs in while it was growing.
I still don't really understand mustard cress.
I used to hear doves singing outside where I grew up. But for some unexplained reason, I always believed that it was the clovers making that noise. I never understood how simple grass could make a noise like that!
when i was about 7 i read a book about these people who walked through a rhodedendren bushes (sorry if thats spelt wrong!!) and never came back out again because they found a different world in there. For years i was terrified of rhodedendren bushes thinking that i would be sucked into them and forced to live in another world!! i would like to meet the person who wrote that book!!
When I was little I used to think that sunflowers would eat me.
I used to think that grass only grew during the time people were standing on it. How else could I understand the shoe-shaped tufty bits in the lawn at home?