We were talking with lots of people at our exhibit booth at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show this past weekend. Many people see our display and ask me general questions about their trees or plants.
A woman asked me if she should fertilize her unhealthy-looking tree. After a series of questions, I told her to put a thin layer of compost under the tree. I explained to her, by doing this, she would build up the microbial activity in this soil.
I sometimes tell people to put some organic fertilizer down later….after putting down compost. But as I was starting to say that to her, I saw a movie screen in my head that said “NO.” The tree was telling me “No fertilizer!” The compost was going to be enough for the tree.
Trees can sometimes send a message to us, even at a distance, so we can come from their point of view. It just takes tuning in to them in a different way.
Don’t think so? Check out Cleve Backster’s work with plants and lie detectors from the first few chapters of the book The Secret Life of Plants