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April Showers Bring May Flowers…and Flower Thieves?

By May 11, 2011May 16th, 2011Funny, Gardening




A snapped these while out with Clive on Saturday. Gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe them! Sometimes I find myself looking looking directly into each flower, because the beauty seems infinite. But apparently someone else thought so too, because just after midnight last night, someone came and scooped up a good third of the poppies, one of my very favorites. I heard a car pull up, looked out the window and watched as they picked them, completely frozen with shock! Am I wrong in thinking it’s completely rude to do so? Has someone ever picked flowers from your yard?

Luckily the peonies haven’t bloomed yet otherwise I’m sure they’d be gone too!


  • Christa says:

    Wow. I would have been running out there asking them what in the h-e-double hockey sticks they were doing!

    I love poppies. So whimsical looking.

  • What?! That is awful! I hope the next flower that jerk tries to steal is covered in poison ivy!

    • Jessica says:

      In my yard, it’s entirely possible, along with the dog poop from the neighbor’s dog. Every day she leads the dog outside and STRAIGHT to my yard to poop. There’s going to be some revenge before we move. My dog’s poop is 3x the size of her dogs.

  • Erin says:

    Not at my house, but my sister in KC had a neighbor steal all of her potted plants from her front porch. And then she put them on HER front porch…still in my sisters planters. And then acted like my sister was crazy when she went to get them back. Some people have no boundries.

  • MarytheGoodNeighbor says:

    Holy ******!!! I missed that!! But I crashed early–too much going on lately. But what kind of serious whacko actually stops their car and cuts flowers in a stranger’s yard after midnight??? That’s so wrong on so many levels….
    And I, too, have been admiring your lovely flowers…I am so sorry that happened to you. Yes, it’s rude, in the extreme.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Um yeah… that is completely rude. I would be pissed. But like you, I probably would have just stood there dumbfounded and watched. Well hopefully those flowers brought some beauty and happiness into their lives–they probably could use it.

    • Jessica says:

      That was kind of my thinking once I got over the shock and disappointment of knowing that someone would do that. Maybe they needed them more than I do. Maybe they gave them to someone as a gift and couldn’t afford to buy them. Who knows.

  • Totally not just you…that IS rude. This is why I’m worried about the fact that half of our veggie garden is going to be in the front yard!

    • Jessica says:

      I’ve always wanted to plant a few veggies in amongst the flowers/landscape, and now I’m definitely rethinking that strategy. I definitely think I would have been more peeved if the stolen stuff had been veggies or annuals.

  • Leah says:

    I agree with the others — total insanity! I would be livid. It looks like you’ve put a good amount of work into your beautiful flowers.

    And a neighbor who lets her dog poop in your yard? I’d collect all that crap (and more) and cover her doorstep. Caveat: I’d only do it if I’d asked her, multiple times, to clean up and keep her dog out of my yard.