We've been in a carpentry mode so I contacted Becky a month or two ago about the potential of us building some planters that could make an impact in this area. We evaluated it and thought it could provide great improvement to this under utilized area of the club.
The boxes will sit on the large brick/concrete railing around the outside of the veranda. The planters will begin on the right as you walk out onto the patio. The first will be 60" long. A second at the corner will be approximately 60" in total length, Three 69" boxes staggered above the willow room and Board Room and a 140" long spectacular double planter will be above what was the Family Room. The boxes will be 13" tall and 17" wide. Substantial enough to grow nice sized plants and deep enough to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly during the heat of the summer. We intend to place a automatic water system on each planter to assist Becky in managing these large planters.
The Veranda is a large space that is underutilized at the club. We believe the boxes and the color of the plant material will not only enhance this area but will also give the clubhouse a great look from the course and or the Marvin Pearson Lane as members and guests drive toward the clubhouse.
Becky plants our urns and other pots on a 3 season schedule. I think for this season, we will probably plant these for the summer season and will evaluate for additional seasonal plants after we've had a chance to determine what will work best.
|Finished planter before staining. They are 3" taller sitting on the table then what they will be on the railing. We offset them 3" so the sides will overlap the rail providing some safety for the box as it sits on the wall of the patio.|
|Tom staining the box. We used treated cedar to reduce the wood decaying prematurely.|
|Skip and Jason working on the corner planter that will go above the ground patio.|