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I Have NEVER Been SOOOO Angry!!!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am beyond myself. Where I live (low income housing), the landlord, the maintenance man and I have gotten into many squabbles over the last 9 years. They have been completely unfair to me, but today...

I am SO emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!

I have had tuilps and day lilies in my back yard for the last 5 years and the lawn care people have NEVER done anything to them. Well... today... They whacked ALL my flowers and left the stinkin' weeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon There is nothing left of them!!!!!

Isn't this considered destruction of private property?!

(tried to upload a photo but it won't let me)
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IMAVISION 5/26/2013 2:34AM

    I do not blame you for being upset. Is there a board or some type of governing body you could complain to? Seems to me they owe you new blubs.

God bless!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/24/2013 1:00AM

    Lori, I am so sorry. Pots is going to have to be the way you go from now on out. emoticon

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BLAYNESGAMMY 5/23/2013 11:42PM

    They used a weed whacker, not a lawn mower. I'm going to pull them all out of the ground, and replant them in pots.

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STLSUE01 5/23/2013 9:34PM

  I am so sorry they cut down the plants.

I work on a residential apartment complex. My property is over 30 acres, 700 units, and is a mix of market & housing voucher residents.

While you did plant all of those flowers, the property itself belongs to the complex and, unfortunately, what you planted becomes part of the property.

It's quite possible that the landscapers did not know (or care) what they were cutting down -- if they were using the large riding mowers, basically everything gets cut down in their paths.

I know that's not the kind of pat on the back you want to hear, but the plants will likely come back next year. With a little luck, the landscapers won't.

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BLAYNESGAMMY 5/23/2013 9:31PM

    I'd had these flowers there for the last 5 years. They were the same people who had always did the lawn care. I know that they did it purpose.

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BOOKWERME 5/23/2013 8:50PM

    At least those plants will come back next year. I had finally gotten a beautiful wave of white clematis for the very first time..down at my mailbox...and someone sheared the whole thing off.

When you are able to calmly address the issue, I suggest you WRITE a letter of complaint...copies to all in authority including those above the maintenance and apt. manager. Was it the lawn care crew? Was it new folks working there? I agree it is a poor choice.to destroy the blooming flowers...but not all landscape workers know what they are doing..esp. if they are new.

At my mothers home, after she died, my sister hired a crew to maintain the lawns etc...and they took down a HUGE bougainvillea that was absolutely gorgeous when in bloom. They also weedwhacked down all the "mexican petunia" that I had finally gotten established in a small enclosed garden. My mom had dumped wash water there for years, poisoning the soil so badly that not much else could survive there..but the work men didn't know that and considered them weeds.

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CINA-MINI 5/23/2013 7:49PM

    You have every right to be mad! Hopefully, you can find the person and have them either pay for the flowers they ruined or re-plant new ones.

Sorry for the aggravation!

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GAMOMMY3 5/23/2013 4:51PM

    So frustrating!

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JANET552 5/23/2013 4:38PM

    emoticon That stinks!

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TXTOAD9970 5/23/2013 3:28PM

    damn landscapers!
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CELEST 5/23/2013 3:16PM

    Oh that is HEART BREAKING. In my house, if anyone even cuts a limb from a tree without my permission its instant war. Im very protective of all the plants in my garden. I worked hard to produce what I have and NOBODY has the right to mow it, hack it, pick it without checking.
Sorry you're having an upset time.....just remember not to turn to comfort eating because it wont help your situation or fix the plants.

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