Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunken Garden Show Change

Spring is almost here! This week we are in working in the Sunken Garden installing the Spring Show. Besides removing the flowers from the old show and installing the Spring flowers, there are many other maintenance activities that we try to squeeze in that week. The pictures show two of the projects the Horticulture Staff and some of the Tradesmen are working on. We clean the reflecting pool out twice a year. The Tradesmen are replacing a bad motor that controls the opening and closing of the vents. Other routine maintenance that we do during the show change includes pruning the Italian Cypress, cleaning the decorative star lights, and occasionally replacing all of the soil with new soil.