Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Planter Boxes, Project for 2013

One of the signature aspects of the historic Hawthorne Hotel is our planter boxes, and our seasonally changing plantings that we do there.  It takes 650 plants every time we change these flowers out, but that it a topic for another day.  Today I want to show tell you about the project that we did this year, which was to replace all of the planter boxes themselves with new boxes.

This was something that clearly needed to be done, as the boxes had reached the end of their useful lives, having given good and loyal service for the past 14 or so years.  Here you can see one of the worst-looking of the lot:

Here you see the new boxes being prepared by Barry Eliuk:

 Here they are being installed by Strout Construction who did a terrific job taking off the old ones and installing the new ones -- not as simple a task as it would seem.
 And these photos show the new planters getting the fall planting of chrysanthemums:
 Here you see Wayne Griffen and Barry Eliuk of our Maintenance team planting the fall "mums" in the new boxes.
 Here is the finished work, thanks to a lot of people.

I hope you enjoy seeing what it takes to keep us looking good, and I hope to see you here.


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