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Sentimental [Jul. 6th, 2006|10:29 am]
Tony Grist
We buy lots of plants.

Aliz likes cactii and I like things that aren't cactii.

Every surface in the house is groaning under the weight of our little green friends. 

Often we buy them because we feel sorry for them. There was a whole passel of sunflower plants in Lidl the other day. They hadn't been watered and they were looking forlorn. I had to have one.

Plants have personalities, don't you think?

So do rocks....

[User Picture]From: dadi
2006-07-06 09:55 am (UTC)
Ah, fellow animist :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-06 10:18 am (UTC)

We're all little bits of the same big Thing, I think.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2006-07-06 10:12 am (UTC)
I buy plants that I think are cute. For several years I had a baby Christmas tree bought at a WI market, and had fun finding tiny lights and weeny decorations for it. Eventually it grew too big for the kitchen windowsill and I put the pot outside, whereupon it died.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-06 10:19 am (UTC)
I'll buy things even if they're not cute. Very few of our plants are much to look at (and a number of them have been chewed by rabbits).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-07 08:24 am (UTC)
I've been going round removing plants from window sills this morning (we've got the builders in) and I've had the opportunity to assess them. Gosh, but they're a sorry bunch!
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2006-07-06 12:07 pm (UTC)
Where will you plant your sunflower?

When your house renovations are finished, I hope you will take lots of pictures!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-07 08:25 am (UTC)
It lives in a pot in the back yard.

The builders are in today. It's like having an infestation of woodpeckers.
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From: bodhibird
2006-07-06 01:22 pm (UTC)
I quite agree. Plants have personalities, and so do rocks; I love collecting rocks, such as different kinds of quartz and agate, and people (especially my mother-in-law) often give me plants, so we have four or five pots in our little apartment.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-07 08:26 am (UTC)
My favourite kinds of rock are pebbles off the beach- all worn into smooth and wonderous shapes.
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[User Picture]From: seaslug_of_doom
2006-07-06 08:11 pm (UTC)
The kami will be happy
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-07 08:32 am (UTC)
I hope so...
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[User Picture]From: four_thorns
2006-07-06 09:32 pm (UTC)
there was an article in the new york times not too long ago about Pedro Martinez, the star pitcher for the Mets (and former star pitcher for Boston), and his flower gardens. he says you have to talk to the plants so they grow well. he is quoted as telling his tulips "aren't you going to grow up to be so pretty?"
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-07-07 08:28 am (UTC)
Prince Charles is said to do the same.

I beleive there's been scientific work done to demonstrate that plants respond to the human voice.
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