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Mystery gardener

April 28th, 2009 at 01:15 pm

A few days ago I pulled into my driveway and noticed something was different. Someone had cut down my Impatiens. They had been cut to ground level! I asked my oldest if he had done it because he had commented that they were looking bad. He said he hadn't. (I agree they weren't looking their best, and I was going to transplant them in the back yard.) So I then asked the rest of the family and they said they didn't do it either.

Actually, it's kind of funny that these plants bothered someone so much that they had the balls to trespass and cut them down. Evidently it was someone that knows my schedule. They also cleaned up very nicely. Not a leaf left behind.

5 Responses to “Mystery gardener”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Weird! Squirrels? Rabbits? I can't remember any animals eating impatiens before so I don't know what might eat them. But rabbits around here like to eat tender plants. Later, birds will snip them off at the main stem to use in nest-building. I've a zillion little chicken wire cages to protect early plantings.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I was thinking rabbits. I hope it wasn't some strange neighbor!

  3. littlemama Says:

    No, it wasn't any animals. The stems all have clean cuts. I think it was my neighbor, but I can't prove it.

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    You know- same thing with my gerber daisies. Someone cut two of the three big flowers!! Left the stems! Clearly wanted to bring the flowers to a girlfriend or mama but didn't want to pay for it. I was annoyed. The flowers are there for everyone to enjoy. Not just one person.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Crazy. I don't have anything pretty in my yard though, and wouldn't mind a mystery gardener to come in a mow once in a while!

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