This update of the previous post “HOW ARE STONEGATE THROUGH 140TH AVE OLIN CONNECTED?” was carried out to include additional before and after photos, especially of the Stonegate residence to highlight the transformation from before to afterwards as included below for those unaware and only have “resided” in this location by “theory” (see the post AN INSIGHT INTO THE ART OF COVERING-UP - THE “SOCIETY’S” WAY).
The answer to the initial question, in the original post, (which is the subject of this post) is GARDENS, (or AN AFFECTION FOR GARDENING) this is the vital link to all these residences. My affection for gardens/gardening is due mainly to accompanying my Mother and occasionally assisting and watching as her empty plot turned into a fruit and vegetable garden (see the highlighted section from the post THE CASE OF THE MISSING DEAL-MAKER). Those practices lessons learned are not forgotten as this is what lead me to visit these Gardens shown in the below photos from the very lovely Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (1978 depict) as a student. Therefore, I
|Brooklyn (New York's) Botanical (Theme) Gardens - 1978|
certainly can appreciate the article from WSJ from 11/23/2004 on page D11 entitled “What Tree Lovers Have Wrought”. A true hobby gardener is not to be confused with those who invest in flower shops in the names of others who cannot in reality plant anything legitimately or being involved with farming. When faced with any situation the active hobbyist can envision what simple rock can be turned into as the below photos of what materialized when residing at the Stonegate condo. The bare rock outcroppings outside unit 3D were turned into the gardens
shown after the few short years there. Still Hill Road was ready made with mature gardens of many color varieties of dogwoods already planted as well as conifers and the blazing flowering types. I planted only a few varieties of the forsythias along the only rock wall shared with the neighbor at the time. The gardens at Hamden, CT had to be maintained mainly.
My next opportunity for a do-over (makeover) came at my current Olin residence when the property was found in a state of disrepair and the very“prissy” Lois Covington from whom the property was purchased remarked, are you really going to clean it all up, to, which I replied yes and she suggested that I take before and after photos. As a result, the below depictions show what was and what resulted over the years because of my passion for such not merely maintaining the “gardens in exchange for residing here”, the rumor carefully started by an unethical Utility entity engaged in identity switching to cover-up Vermont and their own inadequacies as well as what was in reality taking place here (see the post ON-GOING COVER-UP OF MISREPRESENTATION/FRAUD AND ITS SYMPTOMS). Even though the stores from, which most of supplies were obtained are no longer in business (“coincidentally” and my financial accounts closed for reasons already described on the pages of this Blog), they were purchased by me and planted because of an affection for gardening acquired from observing a very wise Lady, my Mother.
|An example of what had to be carried at all the five (5) tree bases|
It was the the demise of the Locust tree pictured in the foreground in June 2000 that led to the formation of CONSERVERY
I am no longer responsible for these gardens and cannot attest to their current status as occurred consistent with the Brazant Divorce!