About ten years ago, gardener to the stars Harry Sickle Nelson — yes, his middle name is an agricultural tool — decided to do a little work on his own home in upscale Morningside. The olive-skinned 53-year-old brought in minions with hoes, bobcats, sledgehammers, chainsaws, and shovels. By 2003, the 26,000-square-foot grounds surrounding stucco spires on NE Sixth Avenue resembled a haunted house. A dilapidated metal fence and... More >>>
Harry Sickle Nelson on the land where his masterwork was to go.