(original air date : Mar 22, 2012)
PBS (Rest of World)
A luscious exploration of the natural world, Smarty Plants effortlessly integrates hard core science with a light hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of The Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of the west coast of Canada, lead scientist JC Cahill takes us on a journey into the real “secret world of plants,” revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. A world of pulsing activity where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war. So come along for the ride and discover that plants are a lot less passive and a lot more intelligent than you think!
Also known as What Plants Talk About [USA]