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Private Entry [20 May 2004|04:54pm]
So far...

Hannah Abbott - unknown

Susan Bones - Pureblood. Family killed by DEs. Aunt in Ministry. Seemingly no bias against Muggleborns.

Justin Finch-Fletchley - Muggle-born. Friends with Smith, pureblood. As of now, no known biases against purebloods.

Megan Jones - Sister to Hestia, Order Member. No bias, apparently.

Laura Madley - unknown

Eloise Midgen - unknown

Zacharias Smith - Pureblood. Friends with Muggleborn and Pureblood. No known bias. Angry young man. Loves Quidditch. I think Alastor may know him a bit better than I do right now.

Peter Stebbins - unknown

Summerby - unknown

Kevin Whitby - unknown

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Reflections -- Private Entry [15 May 2004|01:14pm]
The end of the year approaches, but this time I'm not thinking about the hols.

This year has been hard. I don't know how I've been able to manage without Filius. Last year he was a dear friend, but this year he's been so much more. He's been my strength, my backbone. There we times I felt hopeless, but he's pulled me through. He hasn't tried to kiss me since that day by the lake last August, but I can still feel his love. And he's done more for me than anyone could ever this year.

We needed Cedric Diggory. He was a Merlin-send. Hufflepuff had something we haven't had since the days of Helga herself: pride. He was a role-model, and a friend to everyone.

Of course he had his faults, like every other student, but he always tried to do what was right. He loved Hufflepuff with every part of his body, something his two best friends could not do. Justin seems to just cheerfully accept being a Hufflepuff, while Zacharias, though fitting the description in his own way, almost resents it. I think what he really resents is Huffepuff's reputation, though he doesn't know how to change it. Cedric did, because he loved Hufflepuff.

This year has been hard. Especially with the second years. The moral has dropped, the students almost seemed to go through this year in a daze. This has been a trial, and we've overcome. As much as we can.

I will always remember Cedric Diggory.

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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear [05 May 2004|05:02pm]
Oh dear. The Pitch is COVERED in vines. Poor Landa, this is horrible.

Praerapidus Vine: A orange and green-coloured, rapidly-growing vine with characteristics much like ivy. Distinguished by the larger width of the vines and the orange blotches on the leaves. This plant's roots grow deep into the ground, posing it as a problem to dispose of.

This is the plant all 5th through 7th years should have in their possession. I intended to study these for another week, but due to recent events, I shall be ending it early.

No,you're not getting off easily. All Praerapidus Vines must be in my office by tomorrow morning at the latest, whether you have class with me then or not.

Perhaps then we shall see who wants to sabatogue the Quidditch Cup game.

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[04 May 2004|05:49pm]
Ms. Johnson, are you all right? I'm quite concerned about your absence from class. If you're sick, I have some herbs that can help. And if you need someone to talk to, my office door is open.

Severus, if we could speak some time soon, that would be lovely.

And I see the cats of this castle do not seem to like the plants I set out for them and continue to eat my good plants. If I catch you doing this, you will regret it.

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To the felines of the building [30 Apr 2004|11:17pm]
I have left out pots of grass and other herbs for the felines of this building so they will stop eating my rosebushes. Students, try not to kick these over, and clean them up if you do. I've tried to put them under things as much as possible, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Cats, enjoy.

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Concerning my trip [27 Apr 2004|07:00pm]
Due to the fact I arrived home late Sunday night, I had much homework to correct. Therefore I was not able to update this journal thingamabober until this afternoon, precisely, right now.

The conference went well. Filius presented some findings of his about the effects of Alihotsy on those placed under such charms as the Befuddlement Charm, the Babbling Charm, Silencing Charms and the Confundus Charm, along with such other more serious charms such as Memory charms.

There was also a quite informational study on Aconite that was done by a Japanese Wizard, and I think some of his ideas were quite brilliant. Truly remarkable.

We attended a workshop on the effects of Stimulating herbs, such ones even the Muggles use, on Spell Casting. Stimulating herbs are EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, and even moreso with a wand. I trust you all to stay away from them or risk SEVERE punishment.

[Hexed so only Minerva and Landa may read]
My stay with Filius at his home was quite enjoyable also. I must say, he is such a gentleman. If you wish to know anymore, please ask.
[/Hex]

I am learning much about riding a broom, and becoming much more skilled. Not enough to play Quidditch, not that I even would, but enough to go for a pleasant fly when I wish. I had forgotten how large the broom really was. Filius told me to just grab onto it and I would remember what to do, and he was quite correct. And of course, that one moment where we hit the top still does not fail to thrill me.

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[21 Apr 2004|04:58pm]
[ mood | excited ]

After seeing such appalling behavior one these journals, I realize that I have been lax as of late in promoting interhouse relations. But do be aware that I shall be monitoring these journals more closely than I have. In troubling times such as these, we must all strive to connect with one another and put aside any prejudices. We can make the world a much nicer place, starting her inside your own school, which is another home to all of you.

[Private to Faculty]
Filius has invited me this weekend to a conference for the study of relationships between certain stimulating herb's effects on charms, so we shall not be in the castle. If you do need to contact us, you can owl his home and his House Elf will make sure it reaches us. The conference will be held on Saturday, but we shall stay at his home for the weekend for additional research.
[/private]

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Viewable to Order only, italics viewable only to Minerva [06 Apr 2004|04:26pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

I cannot believe this.

I also can't believe another student. And this time she's yours Minerva. There's not much I can say to you even though I have been through this except to tell you that it's difficult. And I know that doesn't help at all. But nothing does.

And Filius too. He's left with Padma. How to cope with her, that may be worse than what we face, Minerva. He hasn't spoken to me since we found out, and I just want to be there for him.

I abhor this. All of it. I joined this Order to help, and I feel there's nothing I can do at all. I have done nothing. I get the feeling that perhaps if I had done something, perhaps something might have been different. I don't know what I could have done, but something.

I am useless to the Order. I want to protect the students, and I cannot even do that. It was a Hogsmeade weekend!

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[02 Apr 2004|06:29pm]
Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear.

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[20 Mar 2004|08:08pm]
All Hufflepuffs are accounted for.

Oh dear, this is so worrying

[Private to Minerva]
Minerva, are you all right?
[/Private]

[Private to the Order]
Is there anything I can do right now?
[/Private]

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[18 Mar 2004|05:48pm]
I do hope that rose worked however you planned it, Severus.

I seemed to have misplaced the Herbology assignment from last week, and that is why I have not returned it yet, students. I shall find it soon, it's probably just been pushed off to the side somewhere. Though I shall remember to ask Flutter-by if he has seen it, that plant tends to take things I need when I don't give him enough attention.

Though, I surely hope no one has put a shrinking spell on it, I shall have to ask Filius to help me with that.

Filius has been trying to teach me how to fly. The broomsticks are so large, it intimidates me. And riding in itself is frightening. Though at times...well, we climb higher and higher until I can see the whole castle and Hogsmeade and get this feeling of exhilaration.

It's something beautiful.

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[01 Mar 2004|03:58pm]
Oh dear. My head hurts just a wee bit.

I spilled some dragon dung on a book from the Library, and it started beating me on the head.

Rolanda, would you like to have tea with me tomorrow? I would like to discuss some things with you.

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Quidditch and such. [23 Feb 2004|07:58pm]
Congratulations Severus and Slytherin on the win.
And my condolances, Minerva, on the loss. And to Gryffindor also.

Though, I still stand fast that the Cup will look the best not in Minerva's office, nor the dungeons, but in the sunlit Greenhouses.

Do you hear that Mr. Smith?


[Hexed against Non-Order Members]
Un-engaged again? Oh dear.

When will you two grow up?
[/Hexed]

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Flutterby [17 Feb 2004|02:54pm]
Students, I do hope that next time you are in Herbology Class you take time to look at the Flutter-by bush. We don't learn much about it unless you take my NEWTS class, but that does not mean it is invaluable to look at now. As a partially-senitent plant, you will notice it's unusually perky attitude as of late. Though, I'm sure most of the students don't know that the Flutter-by attaches itself to it's owner, and though occasionally has a temperment of it's own--mine certainly does-- it's health is a reflection of it's owner's mood.

St. Valentine's day was lovely.


[Private to the Order]
Congratulations Alastor and Minerva. I am trying quite hard to contain my satisfaction in telling you "Finally" and "I told you so."

Also, why was I so uninformed that many Death Eaters have these journal things. This could prove to be dangerous! I must watch what I say in unhexed entries from now on. I have been reading these journals, but not adding them to my "friends list" as this journaly thing is called. That way they don't know I'm reading it. Quite ingenious, if you ask me.
[/Private]

Also, Mr. Lupin, I am quite upset about your wedding. I have had the floral arrangements ready since December, for your first date, and now they have gone to waste! Yes, it was perfectly lovely with the St. Valentine's Day arrangements, but I wish you had told me you did not wish to use the arrangement's I've been storing. Now I need to decide what to do with them

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Viewable only to Order Members [25 Jan 2004|02:21pm]
Poppy said something odd to me in her journal.

About knowing I have other responsiblities.

Very strange indeed.

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Private to all Order Members [23 Jan 2004|10:13pm]
I cannot ride a broom.

There, I've said it. I'm rather ashamed of it, but even as a student at Hogwarts, I only passed the class because the Professor, I barely remember his name, felt sorry for me. Or perhaps he just wanted to be rid of me.

But I find I should know how to ride, as it may become necessary.

Would anyone be willing to teach me?

Filius, perhaps?

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[10 Jan 2004|09:36am]
Raelyn's gone.

And there was a...battle...last night. I received the Owl. I didn't go. Why? Not too busy. Though I'd like to say that. Or maybe I was sick? It'd be easy to say that. Or say I just didn't get the Owl. But no. I was afraid.

Afraid. I don't even know how to fly, for Merlin's sake. I was always the last one on the broom. I think my flying instructor passed me to get rid of me.

And I'm an old lady. What would an old lady do? I can't fight. I'd only get in the way.

But if this is true, then why do I feel so bad?


Minerva, can we talk?

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[07 Jan 2004|10:25pm]
Ahh, how I love London!

I ordered lots of dragon dung, so we'll be doing some hands on medicinal herb work soon.

Filius is talking to me quite often again. It's rather pleasant. He sat next to me at the Order meeting. And I have Minerva to thank for all this support. Though I think she gets a laugh out of it.

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[31 Dec 2003|11:37am]
I love the Christmastide hols, but they still get so...lonely.

I've been working with some extrodinary and highly illegal, thank you Alastor plants lately. They're quite interesting, and I haven't been able to find anything about them in any of my or the school's books.

This should take some time, but I do hope I can make some sort of breakthrough on these plants. There's only one book that will have these in them...written in 1503, "Legends of Faerie Plantes." They weren't even positive the plants existed until 1586, and once one of them was found, they were all outlawed. It's amazing Alastor found these.

Well, I shall be away for the last few days of the hols, as Minerva and I are going on a trip. I do need to get more dragon dung, so this shopping excursion is a good thing.

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[27 Dec 2003|02:26pm]
[ mood | distraught ]

Oh sweet Merlin.

Zacharias Smith mentioned a cousin who was a Chaser for Puddlemere. This latest attack has to be his family. The poor boy. First his best mate, then his aunt and uncle.

This is why I joined the Order. I can't just let things like this happen.

But what can I do? I'm well in my years. All I feel I can really give is my plants. Always the plants. Even my Christmas presents for the last few decades have been plants. I feel I'm nothing without my plants. And what can they really do?

Oliver Wood owled everyone in the Order, I beleive. I feel as lost as he does. But he's so young. Does he realize that he may not come out of this alive? So many former students of mine haven't.

Severus realizes. And yet he carries on. What else can he do? He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is after him specifically, and all he can do is fight back. Until he either wins, or dies. I wonder what that's like. I could just quit the order and ignore it all if I so wished. But he cannot.

As odd as it may have seemed at one time, I truely admire him. To search for happiness in a time like this. I never would have seen that years ago, the frail, shy little Slytherin would be such a great man. Many others would have cracked if put into his position. Perhaps even I would have.

Filius tells me You-Know-Who has a journal. I looked at it, it's horrible. The way he talked about the Smiths. I don't suppose I'll tell Zacharias about why his aunt and uncle were singled out. It would only make it worse.


It's times like these I wish...

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