The garden vandals

Photo: Audrey Kletscher Helbling

The gardening season of 2013 is going to go down as the one in which people sunk to the lowest level possible.

It has become common this year to take flowers, trees, and potted plants from other people who did all the work. Can chaining up flower pots and bushes be far away?

The latest example is, perhaps, the most disgusting one we’ve heard yet. Audrey Kletscher Helbling, who writes the Minnesota Prairie Roots blog, reports today that a thief attacked her hydrangea bush. They didn’t want a fresh bouquet, they just wanted to ruin someone’s garden in Faribault.

The worst part? She was growing the flowers for her daughter’s wedding.