Im Botanischen Garten Tower Hill in Massachusetts haben Kinder Fragen an Pflanzen formuliert, die so verblüffend und poetisch sind, dass ich sie gern in die Welt hinaus schicke. Gemischt sind die Fragen mit Impressionen aus dem Neustadtgarten.
Do bees hurt you?
Does it bother you when people touch you?
Do you like to be inside or outside?
Do you ever wish you could eat other food?
What’s it like to have roots?
Are your leaves heavy?
Does it hurt you when people pick you?
What’s it like to be watered?
Do you eat bugs?
Do you want to be my friend?
Can you do a cartwheel?
What is your name?
Do you grow in a certain season?
Did you get to pick what kind of leaves or flower you grow?
Do you have your own name, not just the flower name?
What’s it like being a seed?
Do you know how to talk?
Are you thirsty?
Do you mind the snow?
Do you like it when people visit you?
Does it feel good to be pulled out of the ground?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What is it like to be a plant?
What do you do all day?
Can you make a flower please?
Do you like to listen to music?
Hey Camellia, what’s you’re favorite color?
Do you like the summer?
Do you have any cookies?
Will you give me an answer back?
How many wishes do you have?
Can you make it warmer please?
Do you really have feet?
What do you do in all of your free time?
Does fall and winter make you sad?
Why are you a plant? I like trees.
Can you bring me spring and summer?
What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom?
Can you make winter go away please? Why do you have so many petals?
Why do you grow?
Why do you have such a weird shape?
Can you do a flower dance?
What’s your fall color?
Do you like princesses?
How do you get so beautiful?
Do you recycle?
Can I smell your gorgeous scent?
How tall would you grow?
Where do you live?
What season do you like best?
Do you have feelings?
What are your favorite hobbies?
Are you as happy as you look?
Are you made of velvet?
How did you become so pretty?
Do you ever want to say “Leaf me alone?”
Where do you want to be planted?
Can I be you for one day?
Can I eat you?
What do you like to do?
Are you a sunflower?
How do you grow so tall?
Where are your seeds?
Where are you from?
Where do you live?
Are you happy?
Hi! I want to eat you. Do I have permission?
Is it fun being a flower?
How do trees get their wood?