Our tamarind plant was lovingly grown from seed in our basement under lights this spring. Now our toddler has placed it on our kitchen table as a centrepiece. And what a perfect centre-piece it is. The tamarind leaves fold in towards each other in the evenings as we eat dinner, and are still opening back up again over breakfast. We have a larger plant outside that gets included in our daily 'tamarind talk', and it is lovely to see our little guy take such an interest in watching this plant change. I think it leads him to pay a little more attention to the other (less active) plants in our sill: he wants to keep all of our window-sill herbs (especially the basil) "happy" with daily watering.
|Our tamarind plant|
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