Plants know things. I know this because I study them.
I want to know What a Plant Knows.
I have read a book by that name written by Daniel Chamovitz.
I also took the Coursera class from Tel Aviv University by that name.
Plants know where they are and the seasons and what they are close to.
I am trying to learn from them. They are teaching me.
This Epiphyllum Orchid cactus never bloomed.
I researched its native habitat.
In Brazil it hangs from the trees.
So I hung it from a tree.
Now it blooms every June.
Humans don’t know everything, but we can learn things
even from plants.
Especially from plants… and animals.
They are the ancients.
It’s much too hot for me out there, but the cacti don’t care.
They keep on growing without slowing.
When the sun is blazing they are amazing.
They tend to thrive where no others survive.
They get dry but do not die.
They think it’s fun to sit in the sun.
I’m no fool. I am in where it’s cool.
I was given a piece of this Epiphyllum three years ago.
It was my first cactus orchid. I have been unsure of how to care for it.
It has grown well but never bloomed..
I hope I don’t have to wait three more years for another bloom,
but this lovely flower was worth the wait.