I live away from my hometown for my studies. One day my Maa called me (we new generation rarely call our parents), and she suggested that I plant a tulsi sapling in a small pot and take care of that. She added the condition that my knowledge should also grow just like the tulsi – ‘new branches should come from both the tulsi and my dimensions of thinking’.
After two years, I can assure Maa that we both have grown in a better direction! I am attaching a picture.
While there isn’t a medium to talk to plants, there is a strong bond that we form with them.