I caught a guy stealing a whole banana tree from my front yard once. Then I caught a lady cutting my flowers from my front yard around 11pm. Needless to say they don't come by anymore, at least I haven't seen them.
My mom once bought four of those hanging planters with a bunch of beautiful flowers in them. She hung them in our front yard on a yard lamp post. Literally within the next few days they were gone. My mom was so upset and never hung flowers there anymore. People suck.
AND THE POLICE ARE INVOLVED
AND THE POLICE ARE INVOLVED
Every plant you take
Every lawn you raid
Every gnome you break
Every gate you take
I’ll be watching you
I specifically remember being taught in preschool not to pick flowers out of other people’s gardens. However when you call someone out, they act so clueless.
“I was just picking flowers!”
Go to an abandoned field and pick dandelions, if you need to pick flowers so bad.
My mum has this problem. Some people had taken some of our flowers in the past however this time was the most interesting:
She had planted some pretty small flowers. She was really happy with them. A few days later and they were all gone. She was pissed. We have CCTV pointing towards them so we checked it out. Turns out that a hedgehog had spent 2 hours pulling out and stealing each individual flower 1 by 1 and taking it off screen. He’s then return and get another. And that is where my mothers hatred of hedgehogs began.
About 5 years ago, we tried our hand at sugar snap peas. Did the whole deal with the poles in the ground and the netting stretched across them for the runners to grow up. Watched them grow the whole season. Then, the neighbor's kids had some friends over, and the pack of little 8 year old mutants stripped our vines in about 5 minutes flat. Still chaps my ass to this day.
Maybe Add some poison ivy for a bit
My mother grows beautiful, large monsteras and alocasias. She had a few out on our front porch, and one morning we woke up with all the plants gone. We thought our neighborhood was safe because we lived in a secluded dead-end in a nice neighborhood.
This led to us rigging our house with security cameras, and when my mom put new plants on the porch, we strung them all together through the pots with galvanized steel wire. Not even a week after installing cameras and plants, these assholes tried to steal our plants again. Luckily they couldn't take anything, but these dumbasses drove their work truck to our house. Turns out they were a landscaping company. Police got involved, not really sure what else happened because I was about 13 at the time and not paying too much attention, but me and my friends did go slash their tires after locating their company.
I had issues with neighbours stealing coconuts from my tree at the garden. Ever since my dad put up a Poision Pesticide Sign on the tree just to fuck with theives, no one Steals them anymore.
My dad got an avocado tree and he dosent have a closed off yard.
Soo pretty much the whole naiberhood takes his avocado.
I ones walked in to see a guy with a bag filling it with the avocado.
This is why I have cameras everywhere.
Its always housewives, children and asshole boyfriends who think they're being sweet around my place. I no longer keep flowers around my house and have turned almost everything into various kinds of grass and moss. I genuinely hate many of my neighbors. They know what they are doing is wrong, and yet they do it anyway. You can see it in their eyes as they skulk away when they're caught. I've probably lost a couple hundred dollars in flowers over the years. People think plants just come into existence and are for everyone. They do however actually cost money to maintain. You want flowers, fuckin pay me.
Had a lime tree. Caught someone picking all the damn limes while I was home. It’s Texas, and I own the property, so I get my shotgun to scare them off. Never hear from them or the cops at all. Next week my HOA cuts it down citing safety concerns.
My mom taught me if you like a flower enjoy the view but don’t kill it.
Every year I see people stop their cars, get out, and rip off branches of my lilac bush so they can take the flowers. Bunch of assholes.
Holy crap. Apparently this is super common, at least according to this thread.
Boggles my fuckin mind.
My dad (who was and is a total piece of shit) used to steal plants from various people/ places
The fuck is wrong with people who steal succulents?
My wife has a succulent garden in our front yard right up next to the curb like this. We constantly have to replace them because people seem to think it's ok to take the smaller ones. You know, the ones that cost like $2...
I'd start planting poison ivy..
When I was shitty 17 year old we used to snatch this old wpmen's poppy pods from her yard to make tea... she ended up being my boss later in life at a restaurant I worked at and I confessed to her my poppy theft... she actually laughed about it and we became quick friends... turns out her shitty 18 year old daughter had the same idea despite the fact the pods were low opiate outputting variety...
Thieves continue stealing the plants from my grandpa, so he installed cameras. It was a neighbor.
My mum had a lovely jade plant in a pot on her front porch , big heavy pot with little black stones over the soil . After she died we left the plants while we were trying to sell the house , once it sold we went to get all the plants ( the ones in pots ) and it was gone . There were the rocks scattered down the stairs and scuff marks . I hope that jerk hurt their back .
There is something that makes me so angry about the thought of some cunt marching onto my fucking property and stealing a flower
I will fucking shoot you, leave my flowers alone :(
I just don't get stealing. How is it worth it? You know damn well they didn't need 29 fucking plants. Scumbags, dude. I hope they stub their toe everyday for the rest of their life
My parents had 3, 7ft pine trees planted in our yard. 2 years later about a week before Christmas someone stole one of them. Right after new years we received a Christmas card with a picture of the tree and a taunting message about how they stole the tree and didn't care.
Every one of my mom’s peaches were stolen off her tree in her BACK yard by employees of a landscape company. When they started to clear the second tree, her neighbor ran them off with a shotgun.
My friend has a little garden shop with a small garden bed in front of it. He came there one day after the shop was closed for a week for a vacation and encountered some old lady digging up the flowers and taking them. She acted like she did nothing wrong.
My mom has had people steal plants from her front yard, but she also has a dwarf Japanese maple that she stole 10+ years ago from a garden outside a nearby business when it was closed during the weekend..so..
I had a boyfriend that would walk to my place whenever he came over. One day he brought me gorgeous flowers and I was like "awwwww where'd you buy these??" deadpan expression on his face and said "I just ripped them out of someone's yard on my walk over here". I couldn't believe it, especially since he didn't seem to understand the problem. I still put them in a vase though.
I don’t get why people think it’s ok to steal plants.
I bought a lovely little Japanese maple tree, planted in a nice pot in front of my house.
Came back one day from work and blam, gone, pot and all. And it wasn’t a small pot so someone would’ve had to put it in a car
Was tempted to buy another and glue razor blades under the rim but knew that would just lead to a shitstorm, or me forgetting and slicing myself open
I have to say, based on this thread a surprising amount of people would rather let their neighbors steal from them than sack up and confront them.
if the police are similar to the ones in my town, by being involved ,they mean having a laugh and filing that report in the trash where they never have to look at it...
This is why I keep my plants indoors
My cousin in law got caught cutting all the peonies off a random person’s bush. Like she must have seen them while driving and come back with scissors. Then she had the audacity to post them on her Instagram story saying “fresh flowers make me happy”. The fact that it was peonies makes it THAT much worse.
My mom had beautiful tulips outside our house growing up. They kept getting stolen. She finally had enough and took a sharpie to her remaining beautiful flowers and wrote “STOLEN” on every stem. She was so proud of herself. “THERE. Now whoever they give these to will at least know that person is a cheap scuzzball!”
I miss that woman.
Growing up, we had an avocado tree in our fenced off backyard. At least one of our neighbors was climbing over our fence to take them.
Lemon-stealing whores meme aside, my current apartment complex has a lemon tree in our open courtyard. When it starts growing fruit, a few of the women in the apartment complex across the way come with bags and wipe it out.
Got to chase away a lady pinching entire tulip plants outside the museum I was taking weaving classes at. Just dumped her attempted hoarse and did a speed walk fit for a sudden onset of diarrhea. No class man no class.
My mom worked for and assisted living and she bought a bunch of flowers for a screened in room on her own $. They were stolen by some caretaker along with a few hundred dollars from her purse in her office. She reported it and nothing happened. Mom walked out and that place closed down a bit later.