When I was growing up, my Grandmother had one of these plants in her front garden. We used to pull off a leaf, press it with our fingers until the “skin” separated from the fleshly center, tear the stem end off the leaf, and gently blow into it. It was fun to watch the leaf puff up like a “frog belly”. This was a simple way to entertain yourself on a hot summer afternoon. 🙂
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A pretty flower makes for a busy butterfly. I never learned that trick. I only remember ferns and poison ivy at my Grandma’s house.
Sounds a little like my backyard. My Grandmother had quite the green thumb. I wish I had taken after her more in that way.
We used to take a piece of grass and try to whistle through it 🙂
🙂 I’m quite sure that I’m not talented enough to do that.
Hi. I will be trying this trick with the Sedum … just turning pink now. Jane
I hope it works for you. I haven’t done it in many years, but it’s a fun thing to share with little kids.