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POOL CASUALTY

Oh my god. It's not a person or an animal, IT IS FAR WORSE. They've ripped out my front flower bed - unbeknownst to me - to access the main water valve. IF I HAD KNOWN, I WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM. *cry*

I know it's lame, but I am SHAKING. Like, a huge Texas sundrop, several zebra mallows, all of my meadow sages, a MEMORIAL ROSE you know, to memorialize someone, my tiger lily bulbs, and that's all I can tell by peeking out the window. I can't bear to go out there and look. (It would have been nice to know about them digging there ahead of time so I could have dug up the plants myself and saved them. AUGH. I'll be letting my pool man know I'm frustrated by this. I'm sure other people don't care, so he didn't think to tell me but MY PLANTS ARE MY FRIENDS. *cry again* I know I'm a dork, I KNOW.)

Still. D: First person to make fun of me for crying gets a brown grasshopper in their nose.

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pepperlandgirl4
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my god that's horrible. I don't even care about plants and I'd be fucking furious by that development. Poor flowers :(
stoney321
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
I sat down and covered my face with my hands. WELL IT LOOKS LIKE I'M REDOING THAT BED, HUH?

D:
slasheuse
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Stoney!

I think other people WOULD care. I am SO SORRY. That's so awful. You poor darling. They should have TOLD YOU what they'd be doing, anyway. I'm so sorry.
stoney321
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Everyone here has those horrid corporate landscapes of stupid shrubs, and have landscapers that fix everything. BUT I AM THAT LADY WITH THE ROSES AND FLOWERS THAT COOS TO THEM. Waaaaaaaah! *leans*
mosrael
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Well they've destroyed a lot of hard work, and those plants were important to you. I think they should reimburse you for the damage they did, and couldn't be bothered to warn you about!

That just sucks so much. *hugs*
sternbunny
Aug. 12th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Here here! Where's the blood..I mean, sap money? You're going to need _two_ memorial roses now, one for the first memory and another for the flower bed massacre...
dampersnspoons
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'm sure other people don't care, so he didn't think to tell me but MY PLANTS ARE MY FRIENDS. NO. Just, NO.

That is your property and anyone who looked at your front yard would know that it's more than a few stupid ass store-bought pansies to fill up space. And even if it WAS just pansies? They should confirm with their client before they start digging things up. That's how business is done. It's not about what they thought was important, they just wanted to get the job done and neglected to alert their client of the changes. THAT IS BAD BUSINESS.

I would be so furious, and I don't blame you at all for crying. That is hard work and a joy of yours that they ruined. I'm sorry.

They need to know that they seriously erred here.
withoutwords
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I agree with this. *nods fiercely*
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minim_calibre
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
That's horrible! I am so sorry!
fabrisse
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Aaargh!

I have a black thumb which is why I appreciate the effort and skill that go into others' gardens so much. That's awful, especially the memorial rose.

*hugs*
turnonmyheels
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
OHNO

::hugshugshugs::
a_mistletoe
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
O noes *runs around uselessly waving arms*

There is nothing to be done? Ripped? A cutting? Can Sallyderg do an aggressive look?

*pets you*
flaming_muse
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Absolutely give them hell. They should warn you about that kind of destruction. No question.

I would be livid, and I am not even in any way a gardener.

You may actually be able to save some of them, depending on how they tore out the bed. Our guys here would have just dug them up relatively whole and not chopped them up or anything. The roots may be intact for some of them. Go take some deep breaths and go into triage mode.
stephanierb
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)

I'm surprised they did this without asking/informing you first. Whether you paid a landscaper to do this or you did it yourself - it's still your dime, your time. They absolutely should have discussed this with you before digging them up.

And I would cry if I were you. I've seen the photos you've posted of your gardens, they're works of art.
ruric
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Dude if anyone ripped out part of my garden WITHOUT CHECKING WITH ME FIRST I'd go medieval on their ass.

*hugs*

I am so sorry that in their blitz to finish the pool they neglected the good business practice of making sure you were OK with them seriously fucking with your landscape.

The minimum I'd expect them to offer is financial compensation to cover the loss of the plants and an offer of labour (or equal cost) to cover redigging and prepping the bed they just ruined.
redbrickrose
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
They absolutely should have told you where they were digging! I'm so sorry.
arcana_j
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Frustrated? Frustrated my ass! It's time to go mom-postal! (That's like regular postal but with that extra soupçon of bat-shit crazy that only an angry mother can achieve.) Why did they have to destroy the entire flower bed? Why would they not warn you before wrecking your landscaping?

God, I am so angry and this isn't even my yard! Unprofessional ass-monkeys!

*puff*pant*wheeze*
mumsisdaughter
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
That's so unfair. They should have said something.
gabzilla
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Oh no!!! I'm in agreement with everyone else - they should have checked with you first! I hope you can salvage at least some of your hard work and beautiful plants. (esp. the memorial rose - that makes me so sad.) From all the pics of your garden that you post, there could be no mistaking that it is something that a lot of time and money and attention has been DEVOTED to it, and it shouldn't have just carelessly been ripped up.
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