do plants ''talk'' ?
July 28, 2011 1:53pm CST
okay. This rather is a topic for the supernatural / mysteries section. However, the interest ''supernatural'' deals with a TV series and there seems to by no mysteries section (or I'm not able to find it ... mystery!!). So I'll post it here, plz ignore it if you think this topic is just stupid or if you think I'm mad :D so what's it all about. Well, I don't really know but something very strange happened to me yesterday and today. There's a roof below which blackbirds raised their offspring this May. At the time I put some sunflower kernels on the ground for them to eat. It seems that one of those kernels ''survived'' and got into a thin cleft (maybe 5 mm thick) between the bottom plates on the ground which are made of concrete. So it's quite dry there and there's not much nutrients and water a plant could use for survival. Anyway, that sunflower did the impossible and yesterday I found it there. I was about 15 cm in height. As if its unusual ''home'' wasn't incredible enough something came to my mind from ''outside'' when I thought it would be better to put it away from there and replant it into the garden. With outside I mean that what came to mind didn't seem to originate from there. I had the crazy feeling that the plant was talking to me saying: ''if you do that I'll die''. Then I thought, hmm, funny and ''talked back'' to it saying: ''you'll die here anyway if I don't put you elsewhere''. The thing is I've replanted quite a number of sunflowers this year (all planted by the birds) successfully, without any problems and this time it didn't occur to me that it would be different. So I carefully pulled it out by pouring water into the cleft to leave its root undamaged. I immediately put it into the soil, watered it and everything seemed fine. I checked every few hours and this morning everything was still okay. But when at midday I checked again expecting absolutely nothing unusual the plant was dead! The moment I discovered it I had a feeling as if a living being had just gone, I really was shocked for a second or two. So what do I make of that?! Can plants talk to us? Has anyone ever experienced something like that or something similar? With talking I mean of course telepathy here.
6 Aug 11
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jul 11
I think what you are experiencing is the strength of the sun's rays. I have seen several plants grow up through cement bricks and such, places where you wouldn't think that anything could grow. It does get refreshment from somewhere. That is one mystery I never understood completely but the sun's nurishment is enought to that.
• Koeln, Germany
29 Jul 11
perhaps it got the refreshment from air moisture. Its root certainly didn't go deep enough to reach soil water. Yep, I know plants are growing virtually everywhere but the crazy thing about that one was its communication with me be it my own imagination or ... well, it was really strange and I wouldn't have payed any attention to it if what it had ''told'' me wouldn't have happened afterwards.
• Koeln, Germany
30 Jul 11
nah, I was serious about this. There's no proof that it actually happened but if you consider plants as living beings (which many people do) and if you believe that there's a non-physical connection between all living things one might ask if plants can ''communicate'' in some way in addition to the ''physical'' signs. Of course it didn't talk and the words were a mere ''translation'' so to speak of what I strongly ''felt'' was communicated. But I had the definite impression it didn't come from me. So no fumes involved here this time :-)
7 Mar 12
Hi... I think you know about Bonsai. Once i read in a book that sometimes Bonsai plants are derived from another tree. I mean we see often that on the cleft of trees, another tree plant becomes ready to grow up and experts pulls out it and grow up a beautiful Bonsai. Well, i have not experimented as you. I have no concrete areas where seeds can grow up on cleft and i have to replant it. But sometimes seeds grow up on the cleft of the corners of my house and i let them grow up according to their wish. Sometime they survive and sometime not. have a nice time.
• Koeln, Germany
12 Mar 12
Hi shibham, first off sorry for the late response. For some reason I (once again) haven't received an email from Mylot which would tell me that you have commented on this dicussion. No idea why I didn't get a notification... anyway, thx for your comment! Yes, I know Bonsai trees from TV, they are cool plants :-) Two days ago I planted in a similar way two runners of a dog rose. I hope they'll grow now! yeah I know, plants often do grow in places where noone would suspect them to. Here are also plants growing on walls (I think I've posted some pics of them in earlier discussions, if you like I can check and find them). Like you, I let them grow and hope they'll somehow live a nice life :D Best Wishes Stephan