a question about the ethics of "stealing"

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  1. Debby

    Debby Active Member 10 Years

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    Derek, your story about the phlox is heartwarming! Amazing and wonderful to have that connection with the gardeners of long ago.
     
  2. Derek Denim

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    Thanks Debby. I'm quite attached to them for sentiment reasons as well as that they are beautiful. DD
     
  3. treez

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    If they were " not A) on anyone's property and B) not native to the area." and in an urban area, I don't really think you've harmed anything. At least you have a conscious, and stay out of the scenerios described above apparently you do, otherwise you would not have said a thing.

    There are teeming multitudes of people - the world over - that take advantage of the environment. Perhaps you could put your conscious to use somehow :) .
     
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    I will take a "cutting" from anything I find interesting. I found a piece of plant broken off another one at Lowe's onetime. Took it and had a nice hanging basket for a while. I was in the woods a couple of weeks ago along a walking path and pulled up some little sprouts of something that I planted. I find that if I "steal" or "sneak" a piece of plant, it seems to live longer and stronger. Don't know why. I don't think you are stealing.
     
  5. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Derek I like that steal :) it definatly depends on the circumstances.

    I always feel sad when I see an old place with the plants bravely continuing what was started long ago. I have several things in my garden that are children of a long lost garden or person. I would like to think they would all continue after I am gone.

    Liz
     

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