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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Nov 23, 2015 6:19 AM CST
A team of Swedish researchers has created living rose plants with electronic circuits in their veins.

http://www.cnet.com/au/news/six-million-dollar-plant-scienti...
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Nov 23, 2015 4:41 PM CST
Interesting!

Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 23, 2015 10:59 PM CST
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Will the day come when the plants will be able to raise the heat, turn on the lights and water themselves? Thumbs up
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 24, 2015 11:30 AM CST
Those darn electrified plants!

Do nothing but lie around in their beds all day ... turning on lights, playing music, surfing the Internet ... !
No-good lazy bums! GO GROW A BLOSSOM!!

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 24, 2015 12:02 PM CST
You forgot the BonBons... Whistling
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 28, 2015 3:19 PM CST
RickCorey said:Those darn electrified plants!

Do nothing but lie around in their beds all day ... turning on lights, playing music, surfing the Internet ... !
No-good lazy bums! GO GROW A BLOSSOM!!

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this really IS interesting... maybe one day our house plants will be supplying the power for US to do all those things!! (and they'll still grow blossoms for us Thumbs up )

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 30, 2015 2:05 PM CST
There must be a reason they call them "electrical power PLANTS"!

Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Nov 30, 2015 2:08 PM CST
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 30, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Thumbs up :greengrin:


I wonder, is it called a plant because things like electricity and chemicals, etc "grow" from there? Or maybe a throw back to plantations where most things food-wise got their start?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 30, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Great question!

Plant:
"A place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place."

Green plants manufacture sugars, starches, proteins, lipids, leaves, fruits, seeds, etc.

They import raw materials like water, mineral salts and CO2.
They have energy requirements (sunlight and warmth).

They sometimes export their seeds by flinging or flying, but usually they rely on subcontractors like birds, squirrels, gardeners and farmers to move and consume their products.

I think they only things they don't have is lobbyists and lawyers.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 30, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Great question!

Plant:
"A place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place."

Green plants manufacture sugars, starches, proteins, lipids, leaves, fruits, seeds, etc.

They import raw materials like water, mineral salts and CO2.
They have energy requirements (sunlight and warmth).

They sometimes export their seeds by flinging or flying, but usually they rely on subcontractors like birds, squirrels, gardeners and farmers to move and consume their products.

I think they only things they don't have are lobbyists and lawyers.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Nov 30, 2015 11:30 PM CST
Smart plants... Whistling
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Dec 17, 2015 2:27 PM CST
I wish they would find a way to keep albino plants alive! Imaging growing plants/trees with pure white leaves!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Dec 17, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Until scientists can find a way to provide chlorophyll to plants without the leaves being green, albino plants will not be able to survive. It is the chlorophyll that creates photosynthesis which in turn feeds the plant; sunlight converted to food/energy.

This is a very simple breakdown/explanation, but puts the problem for albino plants in clear terms.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/photosynthe...

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