Cleveland Park Flower Thief Makes the New York Times

by Prince Of Petworth May 8, 2013 at 10:30 am 21 Comments

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Those who follow the Cleveland Park Listserv are well acquainted the “flower thief”. Now our neighbors up north are as well – from the New York Times:

It starts each April with the violation of lilacs. Peonies are the next to fall, then Asiatic lilies. Then, in a painful botanic denouement, hydrangeas meet their demise, yanked at times straight from the roots…

The police seem somewhat befuddled. Possibly bored…

Some residents fear that with every flower destroyed, part of the history of the city and its neighbors goes, too…


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