Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Red Car Property: Caged Agaves

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 5, 2013.  A nearby homeowner took drastic steps to protect the defensive landscaping planted on the Red Car Property from agave vandals.  (Click on photo to enlarge.) 

Vandals have been cutting off the "leaves" of the spiky agaves for about a year.  They've cut off so many that they are killing the plants.  A nearby homeowner even does the weeding by hand around the dangerous plants so overzealous City crews won't bulldoze the specimen plants, planted to cut down on the illicit nighttime activity on that part of the Red Car Property.  

How bad is it when you have to defend the defensive landscaping?