Tribute to Brian Mahoney
Brian inspired me with his creative Horticultural Concepts and surprised me with “Tete-a-Tete” Daffodils blooming up through my garden grate.
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Brian commissioned a simulation of a Cleveland Electric Illumination Company Utility Cover for me. ( I was born in Ohio) He also had one made to represent a Bell System Cover. Though the relief work was sand blasted into slate, each piece from a distance looked like a real gray iron manhole cover.
The Bell System Cover
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. Cover
|In a gesture of sympathy and compassion, Brian planted a lovely dogwood tree to honor the memory of my mother. His most artistic gesture was his surprise bulb plantings one autumn. The following spring, I gazed out at the woods. Clumps of daffodils were nestled at the bases of trees. Crowds of daffodils bordered the garden. But the “gratest” surprise of all was the unexpected. Perky yellow blossoms were popping up through the openings of my garden grate!|
|My National Post Card Week issue for 2006 “Grate Spring”
is dedicated to Brian Mahoney – Website: BJM-ASLA.com
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