Wednesday, September 15, 2004


No, I'm not talking about talking to your plants. I'm talking about your plants singing to you. Yahoo News today is publicizing a Japanese export called Ka-On, a high tech vase that will turn your plants into a speaker system. A speaker phone model is expected soon.

No really, I'm serious!!! It apparently also keeps bugs away from the plants, and extends the longevity of cut flowers. But the system does work better with some plants than with others. Masumi Gotoh, the president of manufacturer Let's Corp., recommends Gerberas and sunflowers.

MSNBC's article includes a photo, which shows a Let's employee listening to calla lilies, but she's got her ear literally against the flower, so I don't know how useful it's going to be for actual use. Maybe for subliminal messages?

Posted by Beth Henderson at 9:04 AM