All Gone

@DianneN (59793)
United States
November 30, 2017 4:12pm CST
I returned home from a mani/pedi appointment to find lots of shrubs and flowers cut back. The lawn service takes care of most of these for a reason. My husband is electric saw crazy. If I'm not around to supervise, he'd cut the entire woods down and pull out every dried up plant he could find. Well, say goodbye to most of my perennials. In the space of three hours, he ripped from the ground lovely old perennials, roots and all, and whatever foliage was dried up and left to regrow in the spring. He also sawed off the new buds on my rhododendrons and azaleas. I feel like using that electric saw on his neck! Men and their toys. Sigh......
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• United States
30 Nov
Sorry about your shrubs and perennials but you shouldn't have left him home alone!!
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
He refuses to get a mani/pedi, but I will have to make sure he is never home alone again! Drat! I'm still steaming.
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@TheHorse (52932)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Dec
No self-respecting man would get a mani/pedi, if it's what I think it is. That's what clippers and sandpaper are for.
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
1 Dec
@TheHorse Clippers and sandpaper. You big old softie! What's wrong with your teeth???
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@Happy2BeMe (69918)
• Canada
30 Nov
Uggggg you can't leave him alone for a minute...
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
Can you believe it????? Ugh!!!!
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@Happy2BeMe (69918)
• Canada
30 Nov
@DianneN men!!
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@kobesbuddy (19608)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@DianneN Jay used his new snow blower on the lowest setting and blew gravel all over our neighbor's yard! Was Penny ever mad:(
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@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes, I do believe it is wise to supervise our husbands. I think once the saw gets going, they just cannot stop. So sorry you lost some perennials. I hope the azaleas and rhododendrons will heal and come back regain their beauty next season.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
You should have supervised him while I was away. Next time.
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@Corbin5 (81979)
• United States
1 Dec
@DianneN Yes, I was remiss in not supervising him. However, the bush I wanted trimmed was practically hacked to the ground by my husband. I think instead of supervising, we need to take away all tools that cut things!!!
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
@Corbin5 Oh, my! I agree. No cutting tools for those two!!!!
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
30 Nov
That´s when I think that hiding the toy while I´m away would be an idea. Men never find things.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
Lol! Now you tell me!
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@marguicha (81880)
• Chile
1 Dec
@DianneN Now you know! You can use my knowledge the next time.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
@marguicha . Many thanks, but there won't be a next time.
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov
Electric saws make it easy to cut and slash so men do tend to get carried away with their power. I'm sorry your garden has been desecrated.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
You are right! He's been desecrated, too!
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
Oh no he cut them all down, maybe you could buy him a cord of wood and tell him to make you a bunch of chop sticks, could keep him busy for a long time.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
Lol! Too late. I used the electric saw on him.
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@fishtiger58 (30715)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Nov
@DianneN lol I would say poor guy but maybe next time he will think before he destroys your garden,. Lay in a cord for those desperate times Dianne when he just has to cut something.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
@fishtiger58 Lol! He can try cutting the cord that's now wound tightly around his neck!
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Nov
He must know no more about plants than I do.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
LOL! He says the house is my domain and the yard is his, all his. I say different.
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@nela13 (716)
• Portugal
30 Nov
Make sure you will never leave him Home alone again, poor flowers!
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes, those poor dormant flowers!!!!!
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@nela13 (716)
• Portugal
1 Dec
@DianneN Can he see the difference between flowers and grass?
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
@nela13 Nope!
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• Peoria, Arizona
1 Dec
Just for that, he needs to get you some flowers and give you something nice. Men and their toys, my father was guilty of the same thing. They had pretty rose bushes in their front yard and...he got a little playful. Oh boy.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
Lol! Your father sounds like my hubby!
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• Peoria, Arizona
1 Dec
@DianneN I think most men are cut from the same cloth haha
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
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@amadeo (48128)
• United States
30 Nov
right as Marilyn said you made the mistake leaving him alone.Did he get hell from t his.lol
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
He only heard a few choice words. The rest were mumbled under my breath for quite a long time!
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@amadeo (48128)
• United States
30 Nov
@DianneN I can imagine the mumbling t here.You will get over this?
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
30 Nov
@amadeo He's making me dinner. MyLot is helping me cool off.
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@LadyDuck (122417)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Nooooo! I am glad that my husband does not take care of the garden. I think I would saw on his neck if he would rip from the ground my perennials.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
. My husband is headless now!
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@LadyDuck (122417)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@DianneN Poor husband. I almost killed our gardener last year, he removed my yellow roses and some black pansies.
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@Madshadi (4898)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Dec
Poor flowers. He likes his electric saw machine I suppose
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
He used to like it! I threw it out. lol
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@Madshadi (4898)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Dec
@DianneN good thinking haha
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@sishy7 (27370)
• Australia
1 Dec
Oh, so sorry to hear that... Did you mean no more of those pretty purple flowers in the picture? I love that photo, your granddaughter's outfit totally match the flowers...
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
Those flowers are long gone. They were taking over the area and sidewalk. lol. Those were her pajamas, and they did match those flowers. . Many thanks!
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@TheHorse (52932)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Dec
I'll stop by with my new chain saw and neaten things up a bit. What kinds of trees do you have?
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
Please do. The shrubs look awful!!! We have a ton of trees of all kinds in the woods - maple, elm, linden, oak, etc. Around the yard we have red maples, a Japanese maple, dogwoods, and a weeping cherry.
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@Hatley (159601)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec
oi hI* wouoodhavehaedthat
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
I did!!!! Still do!
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@GardenGerty (91191)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Dec
I have some stuff he could cut up here, including poison ivy.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
I'm sending him right over. Let him have a go at the poison ivy first.
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Dec
It reminds me of a t-shirt I have that says: "Don't blame me...I was left unsupervised!" haha Sorry to hear about your plants. Next time he's not home, take his saw and hide it!
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
Lol! There won't be a next time!
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
1 Dec
oh please don't. You don't want to have a headless husband!
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
1 Dec
Too late. The deed is done.
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@Hannihar (12994)
1 Dec
I bet he was proud of what he did and can picture him with a big smile on his face, while you on the other hand want to tear him apart for what did. Will someone wait to fix it when you get back or wait till summer to fix it? I am so sorry Dianne.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
He is clueless in the yard. It will have to wait until we return. I see a lot of time and money being spent at the nursery this coming spring. Ugh!
@Hannihar (12994)
3 Dec
@DianneN I see that he is clueless after what he did. That is too bad he does not help or just stay out of the garden. So, are you in Florida now and what is the weather like and how are you doing?
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
7 Dec
@Hannihar He means well, but does pull whoppers like this every once in a while!!! Grrr when that happens. Yes, got to Florida Tuesday. Actually landed at 2:13 PM. Lol! I know that because I had to text my son and brother that we landed safely. Don't kill me, but it is a perfectly sunny, dry, and lovely 82 degrees as a high. I'm emotionally and physically drained, but give me a few days to recoup. Miss that Doodles severely.
@shaggin (26988)
• United States
1 Dec
Oh man sounds like my dad! I like my jungle of lilacs hiding the front of my house from the busy road. He likes to cut them below knee level on my sometimes and I hate it! Anytime I planted flowers or anything as a kid he would mow them down even after showing me where to plant them so he wouldn’t
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
Omg! Your dad and my husband are two of a kind. lol I can't tell you how many plants my husband has pulled out over the years. A green thumb he doesn't have!
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@shaggin (26988)
• United States
2 Dec
@DianneN I seemed to be able to grow things better as a kid then I do now. I think he ruined my luck lol
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
2 Dec
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