I thought these answers, given by school children at Tower Hill Botanic Garden over the recent winter break, were too charming and (sometimes) thoughtful not to share.
What would you ask?
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?
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?
What’s it like being a seed?
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?
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?
Did you get to pick what kind of leaves or flower you grow?
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?
Why do you grow?
Why do you have such a weird shape?
Can you do a flower dance?
What’s your fall color?
Can you do a cartwheel?
What is your name?
Do you grow in a certain season?
How do you get so beautiful?
Do you recycle?
Can I smell your gorgeous scent?
How tall would you grow?
Where do you live?
Do you have feelings?
What are your favorite hobbies?
Are you made of velvet?
How did you become so pretty?
Where do you want to be planted?
Can I be you for one day?
Can I eat you?
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?
Is it fun being a flower?
How do trees get their wood?
Image: Flower sketch by artist and author Kim Piper Werker (CC 2.0) who, BTW has a very interesting looking book out about creativity called Make it Mighty Ugly – Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain’t Pretty.
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