February 7, 2014

Why The First Family Has Flower Gardens

From the UK Telegraph:
A spate of hydrangea thefts in northern France have been blamed on "hortensia gang" of cash-strapped thieves looking for a cheap alternative to cannabis.

Some flower lovers prefer hydrangea of the mophead or lacecap variety, others the snowball, oakleaf, or paniculata, but others simply prefer ripping off the delicate heads of any of the above and smoking them as “cheap weed”, French police have claimed.

Gendarmes in northern France are on the trail of a “gang des hortensias” (hydrangea gang) they believe has made off with the popular ornamental flowers from dozens of gardens to smoke them as a cheap, legal alternative to cannabis.

Last month, residents of the small village of Hucqueliers in the Pas-de-Calais area were dismayed to discover their prize hydrangea of pink, white and blue had been stripped of their flower heads.
Please don't drive with hydrangeas in the car.


LL said...

"cheap weed" - like drinking sterno or vanilla?

sig94 said...

LL - I thought it was banana peels. Wasn't that the take years ago?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

That answers a lot of looming questions.