If there's anyone out there looking to make a quick buck in 2009 then boy do I have a tip for you. This year is going to be a big one for plants, so get ready to invest. For those of you unfamiliar with plants (they're a lot like pets, only lower maintenance) these 12 (!) time-lapse videos of plants and flowers growing and blooming should adequately acquaint you with their natural majesty. The only downside to plants is that they take a while to grow, but as you'll see in these videos, it's a beautiful process, which can be made all the more heart rending when paired with the right music.

Lily Time-Lapse in HD from danLinfield on Vimeo.

Amaryllis Awakening from David Lanier on Vimeo