BAY STREET IN BLOOM
Businesses, individuals, associations and groups! You are invited to adopt a Bay Street Planter (or two or three!) Here is what you do: Fill out the bottom of the flyer and return to POBSA, P.O. Box 8581, Port Orchard, WA 98366 OR the online form below. Use the planter map to select the planter(s) you want to adopt OR we will assign a planter(s) for you to adopt. There is no fee to adopt. Instead you purchase plants to fill your planter and you assist us in caring for the planter(s) until late fall! We will provide a marker indicating who has adopted each of the planter(s). You will receive a 15% discount on a flat of plants from Brothers Greenhouses, 3200 Victory Dr SW, Port Orchard, Washington (where POBSA purchases the hanging baskets for downtown each year) and Oleah’s Plant and Produce Patch at 1012 Mitchell Avenue, Port Orchard, Washington will give you $5.00 off any purchase over $20. This will also benefit the SK Helpline Food Bank to save a little on your plant purchases. Please read and follow the guidelines suggested below.
*Planters should be planted starting April 20th and fully planted no later than April 29th. (May 1st is our May Day Basket Contest and Ladies Night Out and we need planters finished before then)
*We encourage you to use a variety of plants such as annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, fast growing seeds etc.
*Please consider– if you plant tall growing plants they may break off or fall over without staking.
*Please consider using trailing plants that will spill over the planter.
*With the adoption of your planter(s) we ask that you assist us in watering planters. We ask you to water your planter 1 to 2 times a week especially during the hot dry periods. That will be VERY helpful. We appreciate your efforts deadheading, fertilizing etc. as well!
*In addition to the Bay Street in Bloom Adopt a Planter project, POBSA will also hold the 2nd Annual May Day Basket Contest and Display. On Friday, May 1st! Information on participating in the May Day Basket Contest can be found here or email us.