Stealing from your neighbours

dave s wusong@evilemail.com
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 06:40:37 PDT
Also, am I a plant thief if I bought a Haworthia gigantea that happened to
have growing (unlabeled! At no extra cost!) it its pot a seedling of
Schizobasis? ;-)

- Dave


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM, dave s <wusong@evilemail.com> wrote:

> Did I miss something? I didn't see anyone actually advocating plant
> theft...
>
> My plant theft horror story: No horror, but plenty of head scratching. I
> lived in a third floor walkup apartment, and the second floor stairwell
> window was perfect for haworthias. So I asked the second floor neighbor
> (who was crazy gorgeous, so any excuse to start a conversation! :D) if it
> was ok with her, and I kept my small collection of H. venosa ssp tessellata
> on the windowsill. One day, one of the pots was just gone. I house-sat for
> her regularly, so it wasn't her or her teenaged daughter... That leaves one
> of her or her daughter's friends (without getting into a story, I just
> can't see either of those), or even less likely some stranger from the
> street who checked out the stairwell and said "hey! I need one of those!"
> Even more of a head-scratcher, the only one they took was the old-timey
> horticultural form which I only kept because I'd had it since I was 19.
> They were all labeled, so it had by far the least sexy label, as well.
>
> "I'll just help myself to one of these...hm, that locality data is
> off-putting, let's just start with the basic form commonly seen in the
> trade, see how I do..." ???
>
> - Dave
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Fred Biasella <
> fbiasella@watertownsavings.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, that's just rude!!! If I had a "friend" who did that to me, I would
>> offer them them a nice (exlax) chocolate pie to take home and enjoy.  :-)
>>
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>> I have to agree with this.  I had many plants stolen when I lived in the
>> city.  Even in the country, a "friend" from Ohio came for a visit and
>> absconded with a small clump of named snowdrops that would have been well
>> over $100 on the open market.  He commented about them and I offered to
>> divide them the next spring.  He stayed the day while I went to work.  Upon
>> returning home, one of the multi-bulb clumps had vanished.  He tried to
>> obscure the hole with extra soil and a bit of leaf litter.  ("Do you really
>> think I don't count them???" I thought to myself.)  Needless to say, the
>> "friend" will never return, nor is he welcome in any of the gardens in the
>> region.
>>
>>
>> Michael
>> Interlaken NY Z6
>>
>> Have the courtesy to ask someone if you want a piece of something, as I
>> am certain you want others to have the courtesy in your own garden.
>>
>>
>> Yes, I know I am being prim and proper, but I've had stuff stolen
>> from my garden and it changes how you feel about it.  The plants I
>> had stolen were actually put into my driveway so that people could
>> enjoy them when walking by, as I thought the colour would be lovely
>> and that far more people than just me could enjoy the show.  I have
>> never put any pots there since of course, as I don't want to lose them.
>>
>>
>> Sorry, rant over, but I felt that someone had to lay it out pretty
>> plainly.  Please don't shoot the messenger....
>>
>>
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