plant sitter

Whenever I plant cuttings I think of The Plant Sitter. It’s a children’s book, about a little boy who takes care of his neighbors’ plants while they’re away on vacation.

One night he dreams that the plants grow out of control until they completely fill his house and knock down the walls. He goes to the library, reads gardening books, and prunes the plants, potting the cuttings and giving them to the neighbor children when they come home.

Repotting also makes me think of my favorite teacher in primary school who taught us how to care for green things; we had forty plants in our classroom. It pissed off the school administrator, who thought it was somehow damaging the building, and made us feel like we were on a mission, protecting the lives of the plants.

3 Responses to “plant sitter”

  1. jude Says:

    i love kids books, and i have to get this one for “walter”!

  2. helle Says:

    Looks like the puppy is giving a helping paw.

  3. Jackie Says:

    That was a great book…and you gotta love those retro colors!

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