Several people have mentioned to me that they talk to their plants. I felt really weird to say, “Actually, no, I don’t do that.” I vowed that I would try that out next time I’m in the garden for a prolonged period of time. We were doing some weeding and pruning in our garden today, and I thought it would be a good time for me and the rose bushes to come to speaking terms. For some reason, it didn’t happen. I pruned, I weeded, they submitted to my hacking silently, and we basically went about our business silently. Apparently, the only non-human thing I can “talk” to is this Edit box, and I don’t think this is unusual enough to qualify as an out-of-the-ordinary form of social interaction.
I’m trying to figure out how people can talk to plants. I don’t get it. I can tell the plant, “You’re bad! You scratched me!” Or “You’re awesome, those are some amazing roses this time!” That doesn’t qualify as a dialogue, though. So, I’m wondering if I’m just too introverted to socialize with my plants? Or something. People who talk to their plants say that it is “therapeutic” and “relaxing.” I find it to be the opposite, mainly because I want a response. Not hearing a response is frustrating! You know what I really like? I like talking to my family while we’re all gardening together. The most heated discussions still manage to stay pretty calm and focused when we discuss them in the presence of The Plants. And when I’m alone in the garden, I feel the cobwebs being swept free from my mind, and I gain some awesome clarity. Doesn’t do too much for the plants, but it’s a wonderful release for me.
Does anyone of you talk to your plants? How do you do it?