Can Plants Think?

There are many different varieties of plants and nearly as many ways to describe them. But aside from the occasional “beautiful,” “lush” or even “prickly” adjective, have you ever attached the word “intelligent” to a plant? Among the biggest revelations is evidence that plants can communicate using a complex system of chemical compounds. These molecular…

Should You Talk to Your Plants to Help Them Grow?

You may have heard that plants do better with verbal encouragement, but is there any evidence supporting this gardening tale? Despite many different scientific studies on this theory, there’s still no conclusive evidence that talking to plants helps them grow or, if it does, why it helps. … Other researchers believe that talking to plants may stimulate growth because of the…

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply Big Tree is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest single trees and largest living thing by volume. Giant sequoias grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. Watch this behind…