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There used to be a sign on the gat of a house we used to pass each day..it said:beware of the Agapanthus, for many years i imagined a very large man eating thing in that garden..I now have the same sign in my garden
i used to believe that a perrenial was a particular flower's name
I was convinced for years that if I didn't brush my teeth, the trees would laugh at me. When their leaves rustled I thought they were whispering to each other, passing on the word that I had sufficiently passed their daily oral hygeine exam.
When I was little I thought that reincarnation meant that you turned into a walking and talking carnation if you weren't succesfull in life.
when i was in preschool there was this tree outside that had a peice of bark on it that looked like a button i thaught if you pressed it hard enaugh the tree would open up revieling treasure,
I was convinced you could make a pair of shoes out of conkers, if only you could peel them and mould them before they turned from white to brown. I still haven't given up on this one, actually...
When I was little my brother and sister convinced me that if you planted a sesame seed in the garden a plant would grow out of it, which would have a load of T.V's on it which showed "Sesame Street"...
I used to believe that if you put your hand in a venus fly trap it would eat it.
i used to blieve when i was on a tree and u pulled to much bark off the tree would die and suck u in to the ground
i used to believe that if i looked at trees, the wind would start blowing.
As a child, I was frequently on trips with my family to the Appalachian mountains, and that was the one place where I'd then seen Rhododendrons, which grow in abundance there. But we went on very few hiking trails, and what hiking we did do was very short, because my father had a bad knee. So most of our observatins were from or near roads, and all rhododendrons that I clearly saw were along or near roads. So I thought that was the only place they grew, and that the "rhod-" part of their name came from their occurrence alongside roads.
I used to believe that trees changed into beautiful colors in the autumn because they were festive and wanted to celebrate Christmas.
I used to believe that the little 'helicopters' that fall from the trees were dead tadpoles.
I used to be convinced trees created wind. If anyone said otherwise, I would insult them for their stupidity.
An aunt of mine told me that laburnum could kill me (because of its poisonous seeds/flowers). She didn't specify *how* it could kill me though, so I thought it... radiated deadly gases or something. I'd get horribly panicky if I had to walk past a laburnum tree in someone's garden or something, ever.
When I was little, I went shopping with my gramma and she said she wanted me to help plant egg plants. I wondered how in the world eggs would come from the ground. " How do you grow egg plants?" I asked. "Well you grab some eggs and put them in a hole in the ground." Not knowing she was joking, I went home and grabbed all 12 eggs to plant. She laughed real hard when she figured out I did that. Now she asks me to plant them every summer.
I used to believe that the white stuff that comes out of dandelions was poisonois or toxic. The only reason I found out otherwise was that a friend and I decided to feed it to my little sister. In hindsight, I thank my lucky stars that it wasn't poison! Hey, I was 5 years old!
I missed one day of 4th grade - the day the teacher explained to us that a hydroelectric plant was a factory that pumps water, not an actual green leafy plant. They had been showing us how plants pump water up their stems... seemed reasonable to me....
I used to believe that you had to plant sprouts in order to get cabbage trees.. lol I know, I feel so stupid now!
when i was little, i remember this big orange flower growing in my yard, and i thought it was particularly ugly, so i showed my cousin and he thought it was ugly too. we were then convinced that the flower had AIDS and we would get it if we touched it....sad i know.