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  • Writer's pictureHazel Lee


Updated: Feb 14, 2022

I have heard the cliché “bloom where you are planted” many times. I pondered it. I grabbed my book, What A Plant Knows, by Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D., Director of Biosciences at Tel Aviv University, who served as a visiting scientist at Yale University. I discovered a new wealth of knowledge, and a better understanding of plants. Simple truths like, “How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut?” I had read it. I needed to read it again.

Think of the times you have seen a small petunia, periwinkle, or even a weed growing in the crack of a sidewalk. Of course, growing in a flowerbed would be ideal. This book and its illustrations gave me a better understanding about blooming where I am planted. We humans can move ourselves. Plants cannot. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Obviously, we all want the best life has to offer. More often than not, this simply does not happen. Bloom where you are planted. Maybe it‘s time to get the shovel and till some weeds.

an excerpt from my book, Sweet Tea & Jesus!

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