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Plants talk, plants listen.

NEXT TIME WE SMELL THAT SCENT AFTER FRESH CUT GRASS OR PICKING FLOWERS, NOW WE KNOW IT IS A PLANT SCREAMING. When a leafy plant is under attack, it doesn't sit quietly. Back in 1983, two scientists, Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin, reported that young maple saplings getting bitten by insects release a spurt of chemicals that float through the air. You and I wouldn't notice, but these chemicals carry a slight odor that neighboring plants can detect. It's a little like a silent scream. The chemicals the plants pump through the air are a blend of organic molecules — alcohols, aldehydes, ketones and esters — known as volatile organic compounds, VOCs for short. They pump out attractants — perfumes designed to lure...

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BLOOM where you are planted

We had a little situation yesterday a thing we always call a hump or bump on the road. An unexpected outcome. We are all humans that error and get upset constantly when things don't go our way. We wanted to write this blog as a reminder for us and when you feel things don't go as expected or you may not be where you want to be in life just yet. It can be anything and everything. You may be working a day job that is not your passion and working on your dream through the night. Keeping our dreams alive is what uplifts the human spirit and keeps the fire spreading within. But how can we deal with the fact that...

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