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 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 a planter. Instead you purchase plants to fill your planter and IMPORTANT you care for the planter(s) until late fall (that means watering!) We provide a marker indicating who has adopted each of the planter(s). Please read and follow the guidelines suggested below.
* Planters should be planted beginning after April 17th and fully planted no later than May 8th. (May 1st is our May Day Basket Contest if you possible please have the planters finished before then)
*We encourage you to use a variety of plants, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, fast growing seeds etc. Before planting determine if your planters needs soil added –soil should not be any lower than 2 or 3 inches from the top of the planter.
*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) you are the primary ‘waterer’ of your planter(s). We ask you to water your planter 1 to 2 times a week and MORE during hot dry periods. We have two portable 9 gallon watering units on wheels stored at the PO Market — you are welcome to use those or bring your own water. Please also plan on deadheading, trimming and fertilizing your flowers/planters throughout the season! If for any reason you find that you cannot continue with the maintenance, please do not abandon your plants but let us know so we can keep the planters looking great all season.
*In addition, to the Bay Street in Bloom Adopt a Planter project, POBSA is also recruiting sponsors for our Hanging Basket project. We are looking for $100 sponsors/donors for the hanging baskets and repair of some of our overhead watering irrigation system. Donations can be sent to POBSA PO Box 8581, Port Orchard WA 98366 or sent via paypal.
*And 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.