(L to R): Monica Relyea, VEC Vice-Chair, Hilary Van Nostrand, VEC Chair, Bron Bialy, Adams Landscaping,
Steve Woodcock, Adams Landscaping and Mary Beth Scattergood, HPTA President.  Courtesy Adams Landscaping.
(L to R): Monica Relyea, VEC Vice-Chair, Hilary Van Nostrand, VEC Chair, Bron Bialy, Adams Landscaping, Steve Woodcock, Adams Landscaping and Mary Beth Scattergood, HPTA President. Courtesy Adams Landscaping.

9G triangle intersection gets a flowery facelift

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The triangular intersection at St. Andrew’s Road and Route 9G received a rewarding facelift during the past several months, thanks to the combined efforts of community organizations and Adams Landscaping.

The plot at the intersection had fallen into disarray for some time after the Hyde Park Teachers’ Association was unable to muster enough volunteers to maintain the site. But that is now a thing of the past.

Monica Reylea and Hilary Van Nostrand of the Hyde Park Visual Environment Committee contacted Stephen Woodcock from Adams Landscaping in the spring for professional input on beautifying the site. Adams’ landscape general manager, Stephen Woodcock, and landscape designer, Bron Bialy, put together a plan that included low-maintenance planting along with a stonewall design, in keeping with a theme that runs through Hyde Park’s two main corridors. The Visual Environment Committee planted 600 daffodil bulbs around the perimeter, and The Hyde Park Teachers Association plans to add annuals in the spring and maintain the site.

The results earned praise from everyone involved. The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, on hand Nov. 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, thanked the VEC, Adams, and the teachers’ association for their combined interest in beautifying Hyde Park “one project at a time.”

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