plant thieving

Kathleen Sayce
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:43:38 PDT
Or perhaps flower thieving is more accurate. 

This happened a few weeks ago:

A friend of mine lives across from the one church in a small historic community, Oysterville, WA. This spring she saw a car stop, three kids get out, and the mom wave them out to go pick flowers, daffodils that were blooming all around the church and next door in another private yard. Being a former elementary school teacher, once she recovered from the shock of the parent's order, she went out, called the kids to the street, lined them up, and delivered a lecture on respecting property. Mom never said one word. 

I've lost flowers, but few plants. These days, at the most public end of my property, I plant floriferous common bulbs, like camas and colchicum, even Hyancinthoides xmassartina, and let that be a flower magnet area for the light fingered. I can't bring myself to let weeds grow there, as Dennis can, but I can make it pretty, and yet botanically unexciting. 


Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters

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