Has Anyone Read The Secret Life of Plants?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Az Gardener, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    This is a book one of my guys got me for Christmas. Very interesting but also very old.

    In a nutshell (no pun intended) the book is comprised of several chapters each outlining in one way or another scientists have proved that plants communicate with each other, can read our thoughts, form bonds with their caretakers that are uneffected by distance and much more. These tests were conducted throughout the 50's and through the late 60's By scientists all over the world with many different testing methods used. The book was published first in the early 70's. Sounds odd I know but some of the research is hard to argue with.

    Just curious if others had read it or know of any other similar books. Always looking for a leg up on the competition and thinking nice thoughts about the plants does not cost any more.

    Calling Kate B, She pala, Mcvadin and other plant geeks like myself.
     
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Might have to check it out. I know the bond is true in the animal kingdom. I guess I haven't given it much thought in the plant world.
     
  3. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Az i'll have to check that out.

    I was aware that plants send out chemical signals to other plants when they are under attack from insects. aparently they try to attract beneficial insects to prey on the attacking insect.
     

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