Gardener wonders why her Sunset Hills neighborhood isn’t beautified like the others

Letter to the Editor


Photo by Erin Achenbach

Spring has sprung in one Sunset Hills resident’s garden. Mary Halloran, who lives off West Watson Road in Sunset Hills, shows off her colorful garden full of tulips that bloomed last Tuesday. Halloran planted the bulbs at the beginning of fall.

To the editor:

I absolutely love spring.

I am making a point every year to make sure that my garden has tulips, daffodils and beautiful body trees. I live on West Watson Road, a very busy street most of the time.

At the end of my street there is the crossroads, Robyn. At the stop sign around the corner is just a clump of dirt.

When they refurbished the roads, they forgot to put back the beautiful decorative rocks and plants.

I have reached out to Sunset Hills, but they say that it’s going to have to stay the way it is.

Why is it that all the other neighborhoods in Sunset Hills have beautifully clean, sodded and graded city space? This is such a beautiful space.

Who do you turn to for help?

Mary Halloran
Sunset Hills

Editor’s note: The Call visited Halloran’s garden in spring 2019 and took photos of her tulips and spring flowers: