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NY-based Botanicalls offers a service that lets your house plants talk to you. Basically your plants can tell you when they need water, sun, food, etc. The service explores the relationship between humans and their plants. They offer a DIY kit that you hook into your ethernet network. After the connections are made, that’s when the Twitter magic takes over!
The kit has to be soldered together but apparently it only takes an hour. I think they would sell more kits if they found a local electrician to do the soldering for a few dollars if the customer wants their kit completely assembled.
Here’s an example plant on Twitter. Here’s a demo of what Botanicalls does and how it works: