Who knew that our gardens speak to us? It’s no different when we are coaxing that poor Pothos plant in the dining room back into existence (can you say overwatering?). We coach and encourage just knowing that the poor thing hears us. How about those times a plant exceeded your expectations and you congratulated it (and yourself)?
Do plants communicate? Sort of. Obviously not how we do but they do use chemical signals and scents, gorilla warfare (nasty root systems to keep others out) and bright colors to attract necessary pollinators to name a few ways. Not idle chit chat. This is the stuff of survival.
Nature speaks to us as well. Just as a good cherry pie or pepperoni pizza speaks to me… Mmmmm…. where was I? Oh, Nature. It gives us clues about when to plant, we just need to be in the know. So I’ve gathered a few signals from Nature to pass on to you. Check them out when you are out walking or driving around and you’ll be the first to tell everyone that Nature told you to plant your beets and other vegetables PRONTO!
I’m off to talk to my poor Pothos and try sharing a little pizza with it. Maybe that will cheer it up.
Do you talk to your plants?