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Peter W. Higgins, landscaper

Peter Wyckoff Higgins, a landscape designer and owner of an outdoors construction firm, died Aug. 31 of complications from diabetes complications at his Reisterstown home. He was 64.

Born in New York City and raised in Buck Hill Falls, Pa., and in Garden City on Long Island, he was a graduate of St. Paul's School in Garden City and earned a degree in botany from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.

Mr. Higgins moved to the Baltimore area in the late 1970s and initially worked in the advertising division of the Maryland News Co.

More than 30 years ago, he founded Hemlock Landscaping, a business based in Reisterstown.

"He decided that one day this is what...