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Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 09:00:42 EST
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My thought process:Garden variety plants can learn many lessons from the wild
and wise native plants because native plants have adapted to the climate of
their region because they have lived there for so long. They have taught
themselves to ignore some of the temperature increases of temperature so that
they do not freeze when weather drops back to its normal, colder
temperatures. These adaptations if taught to garden variety plants can help
them to survive.
Fable:When Mary was a child she loved taking trips to the forest because she
loved to look at wild flowers. When she grew old she decided to plant a
garden. So, when spring came she planted a garden with millions of flowers.
Winter came and the flowers slept. One day that winter temperature risked 20
degrees, a shock to the weather men, and the tulips wanted to come up. The
wild native flowers begged them not to because they were used to the climate
and they knew this heat wouldn't last. That weather didn't last and so the
temperature dropped and the garden variety flowers started to freeze.
Moral:Listen to your elders because they have lived longer and experienced
-Amanda Mantello from GMS
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