Who would do this to a flower?

Last week, flowers -red and white vinca- were planted beneath the curbside tree. Come Sunday morning, they were not. Someone had uprooted them out and left them scattered on the walk.

Who would do this to a flower?

I imagined some reveler coming from the corner bar stumbled there and
out of need or spitefulness asked the flowers – Love me? Love me not? Gently I pressed them back into their holes. Will they survive? Who knows – flowers are a hardy lot.

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Aug. 18 They struck again. This time a clue –
red-wrapped takeout chopsticks planted upright, like someone staking claim.
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Mystery solved – seems there is a homeless woman, possibly mentally ill, who has been uprooting plants. (As reported on the neighborhood FB page)

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