Sarah McKenzie

Loring Park plant thefts sadden volunteer


Jim Kemp tends to the gardens in Loring Park and recently noticed the mysterious disappearance of about a dozen plants from a small triangular-shaped garden in the park's southwestern corner.

Kemp, a volunteer with the Friends of Loring Park who weeds and waters the park's gardens three times a week, spoke with a touch of sadness when he pointed out the gaping holes in the small dirt patch next to a park bench.

Someone swiped two red rose bushes, two coleas (red ornamental-leafed plants) and six marigold plants.

Kemp reported the theft to the Park Police.


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