[Chat] flower thief

Greg Alexander ugagrad93 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 2 10:06:40 EDT 2005


Not a bad idea about the sign.  As a dog owner, I am always careful not to allow my dog to trample
through someone's yard, and I am especially careful with those with the little signs in their
flower boxes requesting that no dogs enter.

--- echalmers at mindspring.com wrote:

> I'm sorry about the plants that were stolen--stealing from someone's garden is such a low-life
> thing to do. My plants are more likely to get trashed, and it always makes me feel bad when they
> do. I try to be careful about what I plant out front--I don't plant tall daffodils any longer,
> because people always pick those, and some weirdos will pinch the flowers off day lilies. But
> people leave the short daffs--tete-a-tetes and minnows--alone, and for some reason people don't
> pick the tulips and don't seem to be impressed by the hostas and vinca. So far I haven't lost
> any shrubs, but it could happen--I've heard that in some areas landscapers look for trees to
> steal for their customers!
> 
> The graphics business on St. Paul used to have a sign up stating that the flowers are for
> everyone to enjoy, not to pick.  Don't know if such signs would help, but they might be worth a
> try.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Alexander <ugagrad93 at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Jun 1, 2005 4:41 PM
> To: The Charles Village Chat List <Chat at charlesvillage.info>
> Subject: Re: [Chat] flower thief
> 
> Ditto here.  I've caught a neighborhood kid picking my flowers twice and over the weekend
> someone
> removed a perennial from my gated front yard.
> 
> -Greg
> 
> 
> --- crg <langwidge at erols.com> wrote:
> 
> > Be aware of flower thieves.   Yesterday, some time during daylight hours,
> > someone stole about eight plants--roots and all--from the tree well in front
> > of my house.
> > 
> > These were bedding plants, about five-inches tall.
> > 
> > The thief might have been the same person who took the food for the post
> > office's food drive.  It was also taken in daylight hours. 
> > 
> > Christine Gray 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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