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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Take a large Agave...






and mix it with some trouble makers (or probably just mindless teenagers)...and you end up with one big defaced succulent! I found this outside of a Mexican restaurant, and had to get a picture for Cactus Monday (a little cheat, since this is not a cactus). I thought I may never see anything like this again...at least I hope not!!!

17 comments:

Claude said...

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon... usually, it's on publicly planted agaves. It about equates to carving your name in a tree... It ruins the looks of a plant but fortunately, it doesn't seem to kill them.

Cindy said...

They do this at my arboretum too :(

Cathy said...

What a shame...

Hermes said...

Track em down and six months hard planting I say.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have seen this before too. Sad for the plant. Happy Cactus Monday anyway.

Florida Sue said...

Since there are no Birch trees in Florida, I guess this the defacement plant of choice here in the south. Did you ever see a Northern White Birch carved up with stuff like "Jane loves Dick?" (Oh I guess that wasn't such a good example was it?)

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday.
Those kids were too brave on this:(

Teri C said...

Some people will do anything for their 15 minutes of fame. Such a`shame.

HCM

Margaret Ann said...

This is an amazing photo...I would think it would kill the plant...breaking the outer protective skin etc...Nature surely has a way of protecting herself.

HCM fellow cacuteer! :)

Flying Colors said...

It's sad! I have seen this many times in Venezuela :(. If they only made a great drawing, i might could accept it... HCM!

marianne said...

What a pity! That people just can´t respect living things......

Great pictures though

Happy cactus Monday!

marianne said...

happy cactus Monday!!!!
I think I have lost my comment......

notsocrafty.com said...

Poor Agave.

Pouty Lips said...

I have not seen any of that so far here in Arizona. I think succulents count, dont' they? I'm new to cactus Monday.

Stapeliad said...

That's some unique grafitti!

HCM!!!

messyfish said...

HCM! a little late on my behalf... interesting take on the theme! I have seen this before, but when photographed it turns it into art. well done!

Serena said...

Such a shame that people have defaced the plant like this...it really would spoil the look.