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Author Topic: NDR- Gotta Vent About Careless People With Cigarettes Vs Flowers  (Read 2900 times)
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« on: June 08, 2008, 11:34:02 PM »

Ok.. Three months ago I started planting flowers.. I started with Petunias, Vincas, Zinnas and Pansies. Well all my flowers have started to grow up well, except for my Pansies. Those I started in a window box and someone kicked it over when I had them getting some sun.. I tried saving them but only 2 survived that trauma.. My Grandmother gave me 3 Shasta Daisies to plant, Jason kept stepping on them so I had to put a little fence around them until they got taller, and he KNEW where my flowers are.. People smoke on our front porch and they throw the cigarette butts out IN my bed.. My Grandmother brought me more of her Daisies to transplant in my bed. Tonight I picked out SIX butts from my flowers.. I have been busting my @$$ working on them keeping them weeded, and trying to tell weeds from the 2 different species of Zinnias in there. I've eben working at TRYING to keep my Vinca's alive and  they are determined on not doing well. I've been fighting to keep my Petunias away from neighborhood cats spraying them. I also have some Black Eyed Susans in ots waiting on them to grow, I did have 3 pots of them but 2 were, you guessed it, knocked off the porch. It's like NO ONE has any concern for my flowers.. AUGH.. I wanna kill someone..


I know, boring rant and most of you probably dozed reading this. But I had to get this off my back before I exploded..
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 02:47:54 AM »

No zzzzzzzz's here.  I love my flowers too so I'd be having a serious fit.  Sorry, I don't know what to suggest to get everyone to be more careful, but I do sympathize.   Undecided 
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 08:00:24 AM »

No napping here either.  My flowers usually grow well once they arae planted, but with kids treading on them, cats nibbling on them and my 100 lb dog bulldozing through them, mine don't last long either.  Each time I see it happen, I have a fit.  I've given up trying to line my front walkway with flowers.  They get destroyed every year.  This year I just have nice hardy Hostas and mulch.  It actually looks very nice surrounding our frog pond, but I do miss the flowers there!

Believe me, I sympathize.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 08:02:23 AM »

I myself am also a smoker along with my husband and most of our friends! I get ticked also when people throw there buts in my grass let alone in my flower beds!
I also have a dog that eats EVERYTHING so keeping them off the ground also means keeping them out of his mouth!
I second Tina's suggestion and I also have tons of ashtrays from the dollar store and tin cans filled with rocks so people just have to throw then in the can instead of on the ground!
Good Luck!
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 04:32:11 PM »

If you want a solution that falls in the "obnoxious" category: any butt that you remove from the flowers gets piled into little piles of butts on the chairs or whatever people are sitting on...but, I guess the selection of ash trays will keep you in better standing with your neighbors!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 05:27:10 PM »

I feel your pain... My next door neighbor smoked like a chiminey and would just put the butts on the drivway that we shared...so... I just started collecting them, and in like...3 weeks, I had a trash bag full of butts that I left at his door with a note...."You Dropped These!"

I never saw a single butt on my driveway ever again...  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 08:35:14 PM »

I feel your pain... My next door neighbor smoked like a chiminey and would just put the butts on the drivway that we shared...so... I just started collecting them, and in like...3 weeks, I had a trash bag full of butts that I left at his door with a note...."You Dropped These!"

I never saw a single butt on my driveway ever again...  Grin

That is so awesome.

Yeah it is.  You're my hero!
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