Category Archives: Flower jacking

Wanted: plant thieves with “cojones the size of bowling balls”

So… it’s been awhile since I shared any botanical crime news. But this story out of East Hampton, N.Y., is kinda crazy. Both for what was stolen — 60 ostrich fern plants (sixty!) — and for the gardener’s reaction. Enraged … Continue reading

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Water. Duh.

Remember that Hosta I was agonizing over a few weeks ago? The one suffering a slow death in the parking lot of my son’s preschool (in a church, no less) because no one would plant or water it? To refresh … Continue reading

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Hosta(ge)

Ya’ll know I’m no master gardener. But some neglect makes even me wince. Or feel superior. Or both. This formerly lovely hosta came to this state in the parking lot of my son’s preschool, which is located in the basement … Continue reading

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I want to gnome more!

Sometimes, I really, really miss small-town crime reporting. Especially when I see a HUGE MISSED OPPORTUNITY, like this awesome police brief that came out of Palmyra, Pa. today. This is the kind of ish I would have been ALL OVER … Continue reading

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Zoinks! Foiled bud bandit stabs weed farmer, dog with clippers

Now here’s a plant jacking that makes some sense. Yeah, it’s pretty sad to steal from medical marijuana patients, but still… there’s some logic here. This ish is valuable. And fun to smoke. (So I hear.) The Record Searchlight reported … Continue reading

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Why do people eff with pumpkins?

What is it about pumpkins? They’re notorious for getting smashed, bashed, run over, vandalized, stolen. Why do these happy orange gourds — that bring so much crafty joy to Halloween-loving kids and most normal folks — bring out such malice … Continue reading

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Salvation sunflower

These cheerful blooms are working hard to lend a little color and life to ugly Route 12 in Fitchburg. Growing strong against a guard rail on the side of the road outside the Salvation Army. They could use some saving. … Continue reading

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