Sunday, 6 February 2011

Fierce Energy
germination

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn!
You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak!
Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay!

George Bernard Shaw

Germination begins when a seed imbibes water, which initially causes swelling and then embryo growth.

An Orchard Invisible A Natural History of Seeds Jonathan Silvertown

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