The Week contest: Green scream
This week's question: Scientists have discovered that plants emit high-pitched sounds, too high for humans to hear, when they lack water or have their stems cut. If a botanist were to write a book explaining why we all need to be kinder to our leafy friends, what should it be titled?
THE WINNER: “The Secret Strife of Plants"
Mary Tenwinkel, Santa Rosa, California
SECOND PLACE: “Squeal Magnolias"
Steve English, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
THIRD PLACE: “A Tree Groans in Brooklyn"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Sympathy for the Petals"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
“Horticulture is Hurticulture"
Pete Hart, Coloma, California
“Pain In The Grass"
Dale Bye, Bainbridge Island, Washington
“Not So Silent Spring"
Joe Valetti, San Leandro, California
“The Wail from Kale"
Shirley Powell, San Luis Obispo, California
“Give Leaves a Chance"
Dave Schoo, Pflugerville, Texas
Jason Feltner, Cheyenne, Wyoming
“You Say Tomato, I Say Tomat-ow!"
John Mevi, Lakeside, California
“Tiptoe Around the Tulips"
Diane Ross, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
“Mutiny on the Botany"
Harold Kellogg, Gardnerville, Nevada
“The Wrath of Grapes"
Steve Ziobro, Reeseville, Wisconsin
George Martins, Natick, Massachusetts
“Leaf me alone"
Glenn Brooks, Seattle