history of Edward Ler
Lers bionic vegetables
This book is about plants surviving the evolution
300,000 plants make up the earth’s flora
what do plants want? Start with plants in caves
do plants have intentions?
plants don’t need us like we need the plant world
plants are furniture of the planet (location 110)
plants have significant of size
How to See a Plant
ethical principle, Leafs self-clean
Chapter 1: Symbol of the ice
a handful of images 1500 BC was discussed
curves on images relate to creation (ice age art)
cave art is made of animals
plants are like landscape. Not alive!
these images were tied to creation (self-awareness)
Chapter 2: Bird’s Eyes
After Plato was a bird in the wind for a picture in a book
Learn how to picture plant
we see think through our imagination
plants have slow growth for painting and photography
time changes evaluation
Tony’s photography shows something that’s not there
the Author now sees what the photographer saw when he took a picture
2/5/2022 @ 14:19
talk about “primrose of the rocks”
Wooden manikins: the cult of trees 10%
talk of the spiritual cycle of death and rebirth. China has the Kien-mou the 100,00-cubit tree of life. The Buddhist tree of Wisdom has 4 rivers.
talk of trees for Noah ark, the cross
The tree of life becomes the tree of death
talk of Darwin and bible trees
are natural signs of aging related to disease?
Chapter 3: The cult of Celebrity
Yews had grown for millions of years ago over in Norway
there are churchyard yews
yews keep cattle out of church yard maybe 200,000-year tree (myth??)
tree grows 3 stages
5-100 grow quickly
101-500 crown stabilize. and rings become thinner
old age: the tree shrinks
Yews are different. 400-500 grows normally
is the yew a sign of natural religion?
Yews take cutting from itself
Chapter 4: The Rorschach tree
turned it topsy taurine for vanity (myth)
then you have resting places or bars for hollow trees or could be a prison!
Chapter 5: The Big Tree (Sequoias) Red Wood National Monument
cash in on lumberjacking the tree while it was shipped from California to New York
Were they the oldest tree on earth? 1862.
Chapter 6: Methuselahs
4846 years old read from the rings
Bristlecone was found with 5,065 annual rings
climate change, bristle rust causes issues
sex + eggs=gene swapping
In 1960’s dates were planted that 1 shoot sprouted after 2,000 years old.
Chapter 7: Provenance and Extinction
humans can intervene to assist
Trees are living artwork
From Workhorse to Green Man: The Oak
between 400 to 600 species of oaks
heartland of oaks is in Mexico
trees bare fruits for animals
provides fire wood and building “goods”
Oak trees are very diverse needs
The height of an oak is equal to the trees thickness
living plant have many stresses
leaf cluster is a family affair
Myths of Cultivation
for aplant it was a mixed blessing
20,000 types of apples
could lose disease resistance, or sense
most of the millions of modern cultivated plants would become extinct within a generation is a human were to vanish from the planet (location 1481).
Chapter 9 The Celtic Bush: Hazel
there is always a retreat after some type of cultivation
as climate warms all species adapt or change to the weather
Start of the Elm decline now hazel pollen is about 50%
Myth of a tree/fish/nut/hazel bush was discussed
Chapter 10 The vegetable lamb: Cotton
is the lamb of God an eatable vegetable?
cotton was a pod bearing plant
was used for fabric
there are four members of the cotton plant, goes back to Ester in the Bible
cotton was used Across the Atlantic 2000 years before Asia
talk about the botany of the US
All flesh is a grass***
the vegetable lamb was like a beast then died after losing/exhausting its resources
Chapter 11 Staff of Life: Maize
Hunters moving towards agriculture (Indian famers)
crops needed cultivation to survive
sweet corn could turn into beer?
bulk of Mexican corn was white (maize has a 10,000-year history)
Chapter 12 The Panacea: Ginseng
mind can play tricks with brain?
is the purpose of plants used to help relieve pain
The Roman God of healing Panacea
Used by Jesuit used for sexual drive or fatigue
It’s all about natural selection. “Sympathetic magic”
a walnut looks like a brain….self healing
talk about ayahuasca rituals (2058) vomiting is a sense of rebirth
DNT lets you talk to plants. Do plants have spirits?
ginseng has been put into everything
Ayahuasca is a South American (pan-Amazonian) psychoactive brew used both socially and as ceremonial spiritual medicine among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.
Does Aspirin slow the growth of cancer? (2187)
The vegetable mudfish: Samphire
Author wrote her first book Food for Free
THE SHOCK OF THE REAL: SCIENTIST and ROMANTICS
Newtons thought of a rainbow as a prism 2nd law of thermodynamics
Chapter 14: Life versus Entropy: newton’s apple
why does an apple fall directly to the ground?
history of apple generation
sprout of the railroad apple from a thrown-out core, or by birds?
Chapter 15 Intimation of Photosynthesis: mint and cucumber
air is repaired by vegetable planting
book the economy of vegetation
most life on earth is all about photosynthesis. (2522)
Talk about bees pollinating flowers (2528)
talk of “fly traps” (2538)
catch fly trap, Venus fly trap/mouse trap (2586)
Chapter 17 Wordsworth’s Daffodil
most popular flower of the world****
use of plants as metaphor
believes that nature and the human spirit move to the same rhythm (2762).
Chapter 18: On being pollinated: Keat’s Forget-Me-Not.
5 men in bed with 4 wives! **** (2898) 6-12″ tall
18th century the thought of self-pollination
Phillip Miller was on top of bee pollination
nectar attracts bees to flowers
forget me nots are pollinated by flies* (bee-flys?)
flower can use smell pulses, electrostatic charges, or reflecting sound waves, and trapdoors, one-way tunnels, and chemical handcuffs (3020)* to tempt pollinators (3008).
Insects also discriminate between pollinators
talk of nectar and insects
talk of painting of flowers/insects back in the early 1700’s
Chapter 19: Jewels of the Dessert Starfish and the bird of paradise
6 feet tall of the bird of paradise. each flower takes a week to bloom (unfurl) (3184)
they grow on riverbanks, it’s a magnet for birdss*** (3196)
Chapter 20 Growing Together
Establish a “stock” of botany 1700-1800discussed water Chesnuts (3245)
Chapter 21: The Oliver Line
talk of “painting” the tree in watercolor in 1839
Chapter 22: Local Distinctiveness
the native flora has 1,735 species
Lots of plants live on chance
The Victorian Plant Theatre
it all had to do with glass
Glass was great for plants
plant enclosed in a self-sealed jar (glass case) will sustain themselves (3474)
the glass house was 277 feet long, 123 feet wide, and 67 feet high
there were about 50,000 people attend the glass farm
Chapter 23: Vegetable jewelry “the fern craze”
Ferns were even pouched, there was a fern cult
Chapter 24 The queen of Lilies back in the 1830’s
Chapter 25: The Stink bomb the Titan Arum
talked all about painting
Chapter 26 Harlequins and Mimics
more talk about painting and flowers
talk of orchids for cloning
Thailand produces $250 million plants per year
talk of pseudocopulation 🙂
insects use many more senses and cues to navigate
male bees use special stigma to attack a mate
Darwin married his first cousin (4013).
Orchid porn like the rolling stone logo (4059)
orchids died in hot houses for storage (used hot compost)
Reeal language of plants, these can mimic according to the environment
Chapter 27 The butterfly effect: the moonflower
more painting of the moon flower
artist became a political activist
talk of the cactus flower (4297) reminds me of a Tai-Chi pose
when pointing at a plant, she would point and hang onto a straw hat like a anchor (4320) Her English hat grounds her painting
Author was worried that humans could be interfering with pollination (Margaret Mee’s)
Chapter 28: The Canopy Coopertive (air plants)
growing tips have a growing “space” for growth (4462) in /amazon
Chapter 29: Plant intelligence
need to catch insects Venus fly trap
Do you need a brain for intelligence??
CIA with plant intelligence. (4550)
Chemical communication between plant warns other as predators
“the fungal network” between trees
next phase could be the cellular, or sound benefits. It;s documented those plants (beans/corns) selected audio noise.
plants solve problems and adapts to different variation (neurotransmitters (4619))
Epilogue: The tree of after Life
Plants are never simple victums, passive objects, but vital, autonomous beings, and that listening to and respecting that vitality is the best way we can co-exist with them, and inn their difficulties, learn to help them.