Friday, April 24, 2009

Intelligence of a Rose

A few years ago I planted this rose bush next to a perennial. For two to three years it struggled as the perennial spread its branches and kind of covered it over. I left it as is to see who prevails. This year, however, the rose bush has smartened up. It sent a shoot kind of parallel to the ground and then up away from the perennial and started growing well. I was fascinated how a small plant will struggle to survive.

The picture above is not of the plant from my garden but from Google. The bush in the garden has not fully bloomed yet.

UPDATE: The moral of the story, don't oppress a fellow creature for too long.

UPDATE II: A further thought, plants learn to co-exist but we humans quite often don't. Are we really the most intelligent creatures on Earth?

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