Monday, July 4, 2016

Neighborhood alert for the 3rd Street Rose Snipper



These are flyers up on Third Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue ... for an alleged flower thief.

Thanks to EVG reader Marjorie for the photo

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

that flyer is amazing!

Unknown said...

Good job for taking a picture of thief. I wish I had pictures of my garden's thieves to make them go viral and public.
Shame!

Anonymous said...

Could it be that some aspiring filmmaker is doing a remake of Ron Rice's 196? film "The Flower Thief" which starred the incredibly talented Taylor Mead? The film followed Taylor through the streets of San Francisco--pure poetry!

Anonymous said...

I like how someone seized on the opportunity to snap a photo. Maybe that person could've you know confronted the woman and tried to nip this problem in the bud. Save the surveillance for you know dangerous looking criminals.

Hywel Dda II said...

Are we sure she's "thieving" roses. She looks to me like a lady of an age who knows her way around a rose garden. It's called dead-heading. Read on...

Deadheading, the removal of spent blossoms with the aim of forcing a plant to rebloom, is our technique for tricking the plant into thinking it has failed in this reproductive process. By removing the blossom before it has had a chance to fully develop a fruit, the plant sends out regrowth hormones, produces a new bloom, and tries again.

Deadheading remontant (repeat-blooming) roses has multiple functions. Not only will it conserve plant energy and produce more blooms, it will also remove hiding places and food for insects which often become pests in our garden. It may even permit minor improvements in air circulation, thus reducing the potential for fungal diseases.

Learning to deadhead properly is essential to good rose production.

Gardeners all know which plants need to be deadheaded.

NOTORIOUS said...

Lame grey fuck. Because bodega flowers are SO expensive?

Anonymous said...

dang leave this old lady alone and spare her a few freaking flowers already

Anonymous said...

@12:17PM - Come on, now... the right thing to do is to assume guilt and hold a trial by media, judged by a jury of peers who don't have all relative information. None of this 'alternative story' stuff.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, a public notice with her picture? You can't just talk to her and see what the situation is? Are you afraid for some lame reason? What's the problem? This says so much more about the person who felt the need to send this in. Put your stupid cameraphone down and go talk to her about it. I really hope this is a Taylor Mead remake.

Anonymous said...

So, let me understand..She "stole" flowers from a public street? Got it. Let's pick some better battles, people.

Anonymous said...

Yet no one takes a picture of Santaconners and the wooooooooo!-ers puking and being a menace to the neighborhood. So easy to target the weak and vulnerable. Cowards.

Anonymous said...

Weak and vulnerable my Yoohoo. She clearly knows how to wield a pair of shears and I'm not convinced that red staining on her right forearm and hand isn't blood.

Anonymous said...

Some little bastard from NYU stole my tree! It was a paulownia tomentosa that sprung up by itself in the little dirt patch next to my door. I heard giggling at 1am and ran out - alas, too late. I loved that tree. Fortunately that species is as tough as nails and grew back from the roots :). Screw people who kill locals' plants!