A lovely post from Jan, sharing with us changes from her garden. I love a green thumb… though sadly do not possess one!
This is part of the ‘Change’ blog hop series I’m taking part in with the Health and Happiness Collective, which you can read more about here.
Originally posted on The Eloquent Garden:
I’ve just read “Maddadam’ by Margaret Atwood. Now she’s an author who’s terrific at imagining change. She takes our fantasies, our dreams of change and details them in dystopian comedy-dramas. “God’s Gardeners” in charge of the world. Hmm. Not so practical, it turns out. And that marvelous fantasy that males and females have - ‘if only we knew exactly when someone wanted to mate with us’ - that would save us so much time and heartache we think. It’s wonderful what Atwood does with that one. I won’t spoil it for potential readers, but it does involve spontaneous colour change of body parts.
And plants and animals change too in surprising, fascinating ways. Convergent evolution, where two unrelated species take on the characteristics of one another. Scientists suggest this may be explained by such things as shared climate which accounts for similar changes in both the species.
Then, Plant Chimeras, the shape shifters of the plant world are spontaneous mutations that create a bloom pattern called a pinwheel. This pattern is genetically unstable, but sometimes if you take a stem cutting, a plant with the same flower can be reproduced.