$20,000 worth of plants STOLEN!!!

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

By late May, white flowers from blooming Venus' flytraps should have covered the boggy bottom of Wilmington's Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden.

"It literally should be just white everywhere," said Jerry Bell, a city horticulturist.

But it wasn't. The sandy soil below was pockmarked with shallow pits evidence of more than 1,000 flytraps stolen from the garden at the city's Alderman Park.

The theft was so massive it wiped out 90 percent of the flytraps in the garden...

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130530/ARTICLES/130539991?p=1&tc=pg

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7b)

This is so lame.

I suppose there are worse crimes to imagine, but when plants start disappearing thing must be pretty bad.

Bedford, VA(Zone 7a)

Sad that people will stoop to stealing plants that are obviously being cared for. Worst is that the caretakers say there are not enough left to reseed the area!

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