I’ve Lost Faith in My Neighbors
Ok, I still like my immediate neighbors, but there’s someone who walks down my SHORT alley that stole the most beautiful dahlia bloom, stepped on a bunch plants in the process and then destroyed my other Dahlia when they pulled it out of the ground and tossed it on the other plants. This very thing was happening in 2007 and I swore I’d never grow flowers (especially Dahlias) in the alley again. And here I am, four short years later thinking I can get away with tucking a couple Dahlias in the garden.
How can someone be so heartless?
Now, don’t judge me on how pathetic my garden looks. I just removed all the overgrown iris tubers and replaced with baby Carex comans ‘Bronco’ and dark ruffled Heuchera. I was going for something low maintenance and evergreen. It’ll look better next year.
Anyway, I posted something to my Facebook page just last week about the folks taking my Dahlia blooms (at the plant’s expense) and most suggested I put up a sign to deter the culprits. I think I’m going to do something even better… I’m going to use our motion “sprinkler.”
I’ll let you know how it goes. They may decide (after I spray them), to destroy the entire garden. That’s when I’ll add spiky, thorny, and violent plants that will destroy them if they try it again. This is war. I’m tired of being nice.
Maybe I should start collecting names of nasty plants hardy to zone 7. Know any? I’d like it if they were pretty too.