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You Be Dr. Bleedingheart!

Bleeding_heart_2 Our good friend Chuck at Episodic Whoreticulture has poured his heart out to us in the comments below.  You can read the whole story here, but basically Chuck is trying to maintain a civil relationship with his neighbor, while simultaneously coveting a neglected rose in his overgrown and possibly hazardous back yard.  Read the tale of woe and take our poll.  Oh, and then check out Chuck’s blog, a mixture of politics and plants.  (and by the way, we love, love, love that blog’s name.  It was Dorothy Parker who once said, in response to a challenge to come up with a line using the word ‘horticulture,’ "You may lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.")

Posted by on September 27, 2006 at 10:21 am, in the category Ask Dr. Bleedingheart.
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6 Responses to “You Be Dr. Bleedingheart!”

  1. Heather says:

    I love that the poll results show that we clearly have zero issue with trespassing. LOL

  2. Heather says:

    I love that the poll results show that we clearly have zero issue with trespassing. LOL

  3. Chuck B. says:

    Thank you all for the feedback; I do appreciate it.

    I’ve journalized the situation with pictures here to provide some visual context for my ethical travails:
    http://coldcalculation.blogspot.com/2006/09/some-background-for-my-comment-on-post.html

    Obviously, I know the best answer is to remain above the moral fray and buy my own frickin’ rose. Why should I sully myself further by, ahem, appropriating a rose cutting?

    Regardless, I feel righteously tempted. And I don’t regret trespassing to execute the mosquito dunk mission. I reacted to an immediate and serious threat to public health! That’s how I see it.

  4. chuck b. says:

    (Also, I think I should point out that my boyfriend is STRONGLY opposed to me trespassing for a cutting. It’s not even up for discussion here.)

  5. Laurie says:

    When I’ve asked non-gardeners for plants or cuttings out of their yards, the reaction is usually “The what? Where is it? Yeah , go ahead.” Always ask, even if they’re kind of creepy. Especially if they’re kind of creepy.

  6. peter Hoh says:

    It’s a plant rescue. Go for it.

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