Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Mutilation Saga Continues

Remember the incident with my neighbor where he hacked up my plant? Well ever since that happened my beautiful Agave has never been the same. Each day it seemed to decline more and more until one morning I walked out and it was completely ruined.

Now I don't have proof, but if I didn't know any better, I'd say this plant has been the victim of weed killer. I suspect the neighbor of course because I know for a fact he is a big fan of the stuff. I certainly wouldn't put it past him to finish what he started in a more stealthy manner.
In any case, I am really sad this plant died...it never had the chance to bloom. :(

11 comments:

Sarah said...

We have similar issues in our neighborhood. If it's accessible from the sidewalk people seem to think they can pick the flowers, or kick the cactus, or drive over the bed without worrying that it's our property. We just try to plant really hardy things there, and try not to get too attached to the plants. :)

Carmi said...

Sounds like Austin needs a no-pesticide bylaw. Then you'd have recourse if the guy was spraying - you could send the bylaw enforcement officers his way.

I'm so sorry that your lovely plant has been compromised. People can be so mean-spirited and uncaring.

Ginny said...

I'm thinking I won't plant anything there anymore, and am considering putting gravel in that spot with a boulder or something on the gravel.

Valatan said...

How about soemthing nice and garish in the gravel? Like a 7 foot garden gnome? Or a little mini-stonehenge?

Lynn Kinsey said...

Yes! I big boulder. That is something he couldn't kill! A rock sculpture haha. Good thinking;-)

trina corina said...

Oooo! Got any 12 ft. sculptures of Pagan gods with ginormous willies?!? That would be cool! And virtually indestructible!! And what a conversation starter!

Ginny said...

Heh heh, I doubt our neighbors are intelligent enough to even know a pagan god when they see one.

Now a giant gargoyle on the other hand might be just the thing. ;)

Lynn Kinsey said...

Yes, he may wish he had left that poor cactus alone in the end;-) Check out this link: I would get either the gargoyle and have it facing the guy's house, or the triumphant warrior woman with the sword! haha
http://www.hofmannsstatuary.com/

Ginny said...

Hahaha, Lynn that's funny.

Poodles said...

Nice big darwin fish sculpture should do the trick.

Azzurra said...

I think you should get a replica of a Roman good luck symbol, complete with giant penis.