Friday, May 18, 2012

Planting at the Speedway

A week ago I planted 22 pots for the opening of the summer season at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.  It was originally planned as a girls day with my friend, but due to a few outside factors: a deadline of May 18th, a two day rain forecast that moved up the scheduled work day, and finding ten hours in one day to do the project together, the day turned into a husband and wife outing. 
After three hours of shopping for all the plants I had decided to use, we loaded two vehicles, filled the truck bed with a load of planting mix, an umbrella, a table and it was off to the races.   

Fortunately, we had a golf cart to run the pots around on the large property, but we didn't have an elevator to get them to the 3rd and 4th floors.  I can't say that my husband did any planting, but he sure did some lifting. 
I planted the pots on the back end of the golf cart, added time released fertilizer and a nice layer of cedar mulch to help keep the plants from drying out quickly.  They were watered after we drove them to their locations.
Five and a half hours later, with a total of 251 individual plants potted, the job was finished.

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