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Rogue tulips July 31, 2007

Filed under: Gardening — Janet @ 3:24 pm

Who would snitch a garden ornament?  Well, that’s what happened from just outside our kitchen door.  Our front and kitchen doors open out on to our driveway and 3 of the decorative wooden tulips are missing from one of the flower pots .  Sad – these tulips are actually very skiillfully turned by my woodturner friend John at Kilternan Country Market.  And my husband applied gloss paint to make them even more attractive.  They normally reside in a pot on our fireplace but a few weeks ago I decided to put this particular pot outside.  Alas, someone fancied the tulips.  All remaining tulips are now in the back garden or in the courtyard.

rogue-tulips.jpg  Four tulips that the “thief” didn’t get.  


5 Responses to “Rogue tulips”

  1. Dausta Says:

    The sticky finger bandits! Look around in your neighborhood. They just might turn up, but then again it could have been kids. I actually had a friend that had her porch plants stolen and a few weeks later she saw them down the street in the same identical pots that she had them in.

  2. Bettina Says:

    that’s a pity:(( I heard something about thieving garden ornaments from uk recently. it seems that people with more expensive stuff in their garden have to install outdoor alarms now because it has become so bad:(( nothing is safe anymore these days….

  3. Susan Says:

    Janet, I’m sorry to read that the tulips have been stolen. I have fond memories of the girls enjoying them in your living room. I’m glad you still have some left.

  4. willisweaver1 Says:

    We have added to our garden ornaments – 4 tulips with solar batteries so they light up at night. Needless to say, these have been placed in the back garden well away from the front door. Lighting up time is getting earlier each evening. Alas, autumn is on its way. Janet

  5. Janet Says:

    Reblogged this on Janet's thread and commented:

    A blog post from more than 10 years ago when we were still living in Dublin.

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