Metro:  Let Our Flowers Grow

Metro: Let Our Flowers Grow

    1. Petition by

      Henry Docter

      Washington, DC

My name is Henry.

As you may not know, after considerable expense of my time and money and at some cost to the peace in our home, I planted over a thousand flowers at Washington DC's Dupont Circle Metro North Station. Metro ordered me to stop. If I stop, the flowers could die before they bloom.

I was stunned and saddened that I would face “arrest, fines and imprisonment” if I continued to tend to the thousand flowers I planted at the Dupont Circle Metro North Station.

Out of the goodness of my heart, last Fall I planted over 100 bulbs in the very same neglected garden squares. Months later they bloomed, sharing their joy and beauty with fellow Metro Riders.

This Spring I returned. I weeded and two trash bags were filled with more than 300 discarded cigarette butts, shards of glass, wads of gum, tree branches and assorted fast food restaurant garbage.

But Metro doesn't want me there citing various concerns. To help avoid legal concerns, I even offered to sign a waiver to hold Metro harmless. I am willing to work with Metro to explore long term solutions to making the Dupont North Station entrance more attractive.

During this time when our country faces numerous challenges, it does not makes sense to discourage and delay the creation of something beautiful. The world is not as bad as it is often portrayed in the news. This is an opportunity for all of us to make something beautiful.

I hope you will sign my petition. Thank you.

We support the planting of a thousand flowers in the Dupont Circle Metro North Station. Please allow Henry Docter to water the flowers and rescind the "cease and desist order" preventing him from tending to the flowers.
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    1. Prepare to have your mind blown with a beautiful transformation ;)

      Henry Docter
      Petition Organizer

      I'm still planting flowers here, there and everywhere, but I've gotten closure and am trying to transform something else.

      Below you'll find three very short slideshows. Click on the links to see where most of my artistic energy has been placed.

      batch #17-collages

      downtown visions ( these are NOT photoshopped--what you see is what I saw at that moment, albeit via a special mirror.)

      parking garage (not photoshopped--see above)

      If you are still reading this and would enjoy seeing more work every few months, please send an email to and assuming there's only a few of you, I'll create a separate non email list so as not to bother those who are not interested in traveling along this "tangent."

      L'Chaim & Zai Gesundt.

      Batch 18 HD 1080p
      Preview YouTube video downtown visions HD 1080p

      downtown visions HD 1080p
      Preview YouTube video seeing things around the parking garage HD 1080p

      seeing things around the parking garage HD 1080p

      Batch 18 HD 1080p

      Life Forces Confront Oblivion

    2. Reached 9,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lori Ann Christina CLIFTON PARK, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      Flowers and other green plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere and release Oxygen back into the air. We all need clean air to breathe. Plus they are pretty!!

    • phil sttilliard TWICKENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Flowers make people happy

    • Brigid Finucane SKOKIE, IL
      • 5 months ago

      This is peaceful, proactive and positive. Let the flowers bloom and grow - and people respond by having their lives brightened.

    • Frederick Couch PARKER, CO
      • 5 months ago

      He's doing something positive for free. for pete sake, let him. Washing is just too full of cheap bastards who's rather throw money at themselves than let someone do something nice.

    • Eliana Rojas HERNDON, VA
      • 6 months ago



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