All Things Gardening forum: "What plants talk about" PBS Documentary

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 26, 2014 9:33 AM CST
I saw this on another thread and thought it was worth posting again for others who haven't seen it yet. I know some folks here may not be able to view it if they don't have access to PBS from their cable company. But if you do have access and haven't seen it, do check it out! It's fascinating!

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/what-plants-talk-abo...

This documentary makes me believe that the invasive Brazilian Pepper Trees here in FL have that underground root network where the larger BP trees help their own seedlings to flourish. Fascinating experiments that these scientists have discovered. I think I missed my calling in life! Hilarious! It also makes me appreciate fungi (mushrooms, etc) so much more now, too, for what they give to many of my other plants! Very cool!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 26, 2014 1:19 PM CST
Fascinating theory!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 26, 2014 8:01 PM CST
I talk to my plants. It's nice to know that they might be actually listening!
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Name: Elfrieda
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orchidgal
Aug 16, 2014 8:41 PM CST
I saw that PBS broadcast and found it absolutely fascinating.
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
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Name: Annie
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LysmachiaMoon
Aug 17, 2014 5:28 AM CST
I love this sort of thing! THANKS FOR SHARING! Will definitely watch this. There's not enough interesting nature/science stuff on tv anymore. Thank You!
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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Aug 20, 2014 5:09 PM CST
I struggle to find things I actually want to see on television so thanks for posting this! Gives me something to watch later.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 20, 2014 5:33 PM CST
Thanks so much Becky for posting this...I didn't get a chance to watch it when our local station carried it! Put it in my reading list, so I'll be able to check it out! Thank You! again!
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 20, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Here's a related ATP thread about a BBC program:
The thread "Plants communicate through their root fungi" in All Things Gardening forum

From the BBC:
Title:
Fungus network 'plays role in plant communication'

"Plants can communicate the onset of an attack from aphids by making use of an underground network of fungi, researchers have found."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22462855#

Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Rick - Interesting links you posted! Thank you!

For those who can't access the video through the link I posted above, perhaps this link will work instead?
http://video.pbs.org/video/2338524490/
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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Aug 25, 2014 12:50 AM CST
I watched this twice over the weekend, I recommend it highly.

I miss a lot on TV and usually it's good stuff like this. Amazing research and the video quality is equally amazing.

If there really is "must see tv", this one would be in the lineup.

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