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Re: Sunken Gardens, now theft


Remindes me of a story, back in 1960 when I was attending college in Detroit
MI (Wayne State) I saw, for the very first time, sod and real live
landscaping being done.  I walked by this building in the morning, the
grounds around it were dirt and construction debris; when I walked by it
again that afternoon, there were trees, shrubs, and a lawn.  I was just
flabbaergasted, it was truly amazing.  The nest morning on the way to class,
someone had removed most of the shrubs and the sod.  Only in Detroit.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 8:21 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens, now theft


> We've had a lot of stuff stolen from the nursery, but more often stolen
> from a job site if the install isn't completed and the plants just sit
> around over night. But we've also had them dig up newly installed
> plants and cart them off.
>
> One of the developers we landscape for recently caught a woman in one
> of his condominium complexes digging up plants from around other
> buildings and re-planting them around her building. She agreed to buy
> replacements rather than have him press charges. And then the
> maintenance company hauled her transplants to the dump.
>
>
>
> On Sunday, March 28, 2004, at 10:35 AM, Donna wrote:
>
> > We are discussing making up brochures ( pay at the nature center, get
> > your money back if you return) for folks to id plants. This will be a
> > lot of work trying to graph out where the plants are so folks can
> > relate
> > to them. If I ever get the time, we will probably do that, but can't
> > see
> > that happening anytime soon.
> >
> > We also loose many plants yearly too. Seems folks think that since it
> > is
> > a public place, they are welcome to anything :(  Some day I will catch
> > someone doing this and they will get fined!
> >
> > Donna
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf Of Kitty
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 9:36 AM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens
> >>
> >> I remember you mentioning that before.  I find that appalling.  Why
> >> wouldn't
> >> they just write the name down?  We've had no trouble having our
> > markers
> >> taken, though we have had a few plants taken.  The Hort Ed now is
> > pressing
> >> the idea of 'theming' our gardens - which means statuary.  The Patio
> >> garden
> >> has been doing this with an Alice in Wonderland Theme.  On Garden Walk
> >> Days
> >> they hold a Tea Party and sometimes have a rabbit for kids to pet.  So
> > far
> >> no one has walked off with the AiW statuary, but it could happen.  I
> > am in
> >> the 'Propagation' Group, which I prefer to call by its original name
> > of
> >> 'Nursery' (because we do very little propagation, 95% is small plants
> >> brought in and grown on in our nursery beds for sale).  I've thought
> > about
> >> using Nursery Rhymes for our 6 beds.  I'd like to lend my 18 inch turn
> > of
> >> the century (19th to 20th) style cat and his fiddle to one of the
> > beds,
> >> but
> >> I'm afraid someone would walk off with it.
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 9:47 AM
> >> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Sunken Gardens
> >>
> >>
> >>> Problem we had was everyone was taking the darn labels..... whether
> > they
> >>> were just the B name or anything. Drove us nuts!
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I like to see good labeling, too.  Sounds like these folks went
> > the
> >>> extra
> >>>> mile.  I think if a public place can only do minimal labeling it
> >>> should be
> >>>> botanical names.  The rest is gravy.
> >>>>
> >>>> Kitty
> >>>
> >>>
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