All plants hold a special fascination for me.
The Maaori family next door would carry me upside down, down to the beach. That was easy to do as I have plaster casts on and a bar between my feet. This contraption was to straighten out the bones of my club feet. It worked.
I think I made their days when with a few scoops of wet sand the one upside down could quickly fill the buckets of pippies [ shell fish]. No bending on the holder's behalf.
So from this upside down life there was much to learn =through the close-ups views of the plants.
The brambles and what most people would class as weeds ... well, we ate. Milk thistle is one that many people the wor=ld over will recognise the name off. Pick it and it produces milk. Great think=g to have with your veggies. Even better just raw.
So when the neighbourhood children here come to play in my front f=garden they are learning which plants they may eat.
Even simple things like pick at a higher level than the dogs can urinate on!
Check for bugs and slugs.
This goes with that.
Itchy, then check nearby as the cure is probably there too.
Enjoy the read.