There once was a little girl who loved to have holidays by the sea.
So every summer she went with her mother, father and little sister to her grandparents' big old house up by the bay.
Her grandmother had decorated the bedrooms with lots of seasidey cushions, and the wallpaper behind the bed heads had boats sailing along in a blue sea with fluffy white clouds on a blue sky.
It's easy to dream in a bed like that and sometimes when you are very little it's hard to remember that if you pick the paper it will tear.
Oops! that's what happened!
She didn't mean it to happen....but somehow it just did.
She was so sorry, and to let her grandmother know how sorry she was, she bought her a lovely bunch of pinky-red carnations.
The grandmother remembered what she had done herself as a little girl. How she had drawn super "pussy-cats" all the way up the stairs on every step untill she reached the top. And then got into serious trouble with her mum, because the wall had to be repainted!
Well the carnations were beautiful and you know some flowers will grow again even when they have been cut off from the plant.
So grandmother popped two or three stems into the soil in the flower garden.
And after a couple of years....lo and behold.... two beautiful flowers appeared on the plant.
By the way this story is true because I know that little girl!