“Even if she forgets the whole thing in her teens, later still, when she is grown up and has a first garden of her own, some misty memory of the pleasure of growing things will give her a head start over the gardener without any background, just as children who have spoken a second language, and forgotten it, can pick it up again in later years.”
~ Anne Scott-James (British journalist and author of gardening books; 1913-2009)

Gladly shared by Betty Hanselman
Gardener’s wife (& grandma of future gardeners!)