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Old 04-30-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Some time ago there was a big deal made of people talking to their plants. Back in the 70's every house had to have lots of house plants and my house looked like a jungle. Even restaurants and commercial places looked like jungles and those hired to maintain them were required to talk or sing to the plants.

Not so much now but those of us who love plants probably still talk to them. I surely do and I think they respond.
This is interesting.

Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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It is amazing to think that plants are living creatures. They don't feel emotions like we do, but they certainly respond to their environment.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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Did the kudzu listen?
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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kudzu says "I'm a mean bullying plant and I will take over the world if I jolly well want to. I also own monsanto stock and hope you spend lots of money on Round up which won't kill me but a lot of folks go broke trying. Ha Ha Ha."
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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My best friend is really into the study of biology. Total science geek. She talks to her plants like crazy and insists it makes a difference. I'm not gonna argue. Though I mostly cuss at mine
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Oh jeez we gotta worry about the PLANT'S feelings now?

I wonder how the trees feel when the dogs wee on them...depressed? dirty?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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Have some of our special 'Colorado plants' and they just might talk back to you.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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Have some of our special 'Colorado plants' and they just might talk back to you.
Ah Colorado.

Aka Nirvana for the rest of the world's potheads.

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Old 04-30-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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you laugh but I think there is something to it. I've long been a plant whisperer and have brought back many a plant most give up on. Once we had a sink hole in our Georgia yard and it took a beautiful 7 year old beautiful red Japanese maple. I loved that tree and I was so upset. My husband was big into Reiki at the time and actually a Reiki master. We rescued the tree and replanted it as soon as we could and the whole family laid hands on the trunk and DH did his Reiki thing and that tree lived and thrived.Besides the fact we breathe carbon dioxide on them when we talk to them they like the rhythm of our voices. In college I saw graduate studies in biology about music being played for certain plants which had better growth rate than control group.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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One year I threatened my Grancy Graybeard with death if it didn't start blooming, and it bloomed the next year. LOL

It didn't bloom this year, though. It just doesn't get enough sun where it is. I'll just have to enjoy its form and foliage, I guess, 'cause I'm too tired to move it. (I have fibromyalgia.)
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