We think of plants as stationary beings, but they're not. They just live on different timescales to animals like us.
All plants move, their leaves jostling amongst each other, trying to catch the optimal amount of light. But mostly, we don't notice.
Sometimes, I catch my plants moving when their leaves brush past each other. Usually after I adjust their lights, the fussy little things.
fussy and needy but quiet and hard to notice issues with, i can relate! i love plant.
@InvaderXan One of the sets of stories we grew up with were those of the Findhorn Gardens in Scotland. They irrevocably set our views of the sentience of plants.
The Findhorn Gardens? I don’t know these stories. It sounds like I should look them up!
@InvaderXan The stuff about Findhorn is really old, Eileen and Peter Caddy are long since dead.
You could try
The Magic Of Findhorn -
The Secret Life of Plants - Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
Cool, thanks for the recommendations! 🙂
@InvaderXan this creeps me out. I don't know why but I feel like plants need to not be able to move. That's their one weakness.
I love that series! I may have re-watched it fairly recently... 💚
@InvaderXan they say he is making a new one soon.
Ohhhh yes, I heard about that! I’m excited to see what they can do with modern camera equipment!
@InvaderXan I have the purple leaved Oxalis and notice it has moved all the time. I need to keep turning the pot around to get it to grow in a slightly more even way, but also so I can enjoy the leaves
Lively little things, aren’t they? I used to keep one myself, and it just refused to sit still!
@InvaderXan They are. I like turning it around so I get to to see the leaves better. It's an occasional where the flowers are insignificant, it's the leaves that you enjoy.
@GwenfarsGarden @InvaderXan Now I want to make a time lapse of this one:
@InvaderXan that's such a beautiful image
I 💚 these time lapse plant shots. I’ve been thinking of trying to take one sometime myself...
@InvaderXan this makes me want to get another prayer plant.
I’ve never actually kept one. I should probably change that, because they’re gorgeous!
@InvaderXan why is this so cute
Because plants are secretly adorable! 💚
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