Apr 24, 2013

What Plants Talk About

A few months ago Mother Nature Network asked me to write a post for their website about plant sentience. My working title as I was writing the post was Do Houseplants Dream of Electric Sheep? The editor I work with at MNN went with The Case for the Ethical Treatment of Plants, which better describes what the post is about. If you're interested, I invite you to read the post and comment over there. PBS recently aired What Plants Talk About that covers the same territory.

Watch What Plants Talk About on PBS. See more from Nature.
Watch What Plants Talk About on PBS. See more from Nature.

Apr 23, 2013

7 Of The World's Strangest Flowers

For the first time in a long time I'm not looking at the garden being released by winter with optimism, but rather, with boredom. Yeah, you read that right. I think I'm bored with my garden. I have been wondering how I could rejuvenate my interest in the garden and this list of 7 of the World's Strangest Flowers is giving me ideas.

Apr 9, 2013

Top Gardening Trends and Springtime Flowers on StumbleUpon

This time of year there’s a lot of talk in gardening circles about trends in gardening. Most of the time the “trends” seem to be pulled out of someone’s drainage hole, or they’re thought up to support a brand an agency might be representing. So, it’s interesting to see this list of the “Top Gardening Trends and Spring Time Flowers” produced by StumbleUpon based on the interests of their 25 million users.