This Is our Village

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Do you like it like this, or like this..

I revived this old post because once again the Hastings motion pool has been stripped of vegetation (with one exception see next post).  WPRF Please bring back a dry arrangement.
"Hastings Motion Pool. Where did the Grecian urns go?
I much prefered the urns, they were easy care and you just sink them in the water for hurricanes. The plants may look good in this pic but they get weedy and baked, and need constant care."

The terra cotta pots were installed when Hastings was first built, smart solution.
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  1. Hi Elaine, Do we know who decided to plant these? Was it approved?
    Operations committee, Tuesday 26. Maybe you should ask? You have a point.

  2. Barbara - I don't know.
    Lanny - trust me they were very nice, the photo is not a helpful angle, they were very Roman, Tuscan, Greek?? and blended well with the clubhouse.
    And they would now match the pool edging, tra la!

    Unless this is a private
    exchange between D & E..
    On the subject, however, the
    plants, in my opinion, en
    hance the appearance of
    what would rather be dull &
    drab, n'est pas?

  4. Hi all,
    The concept is that one could place plants in the urns, at reduced cost and simplified maintenance.

    This is clearly a matter for the Operations Committee to look at.

    What was the experience with the urns when they had plants in them.

    Dave Israel

  5. Hi Lanny, This is way above my and the elves pay grade

  6. Dave, the pots did not contain plants, their shapes and color were sufficient, they did not need watering, fertilizing, or replanting. I have sent a query to VP Anita on comparative cost of hardscaping v greenscaping. Too late for tomorrow's Operations Cmte. but something for future thought. I don't think people who have not had closeup view should weigh in on this.
    I really miss the pots, I thought they were practical and unique in our village. Up close the view from the water currently shows litter, band aids, grassy weeds, one dead palm, and 10 trinettes in reverse growth.

  7. Hi Elaine,
    July 25, 2011 7:41 PM,

    Empty pots!

    Charming, simply charming.

    Dave Israel

  8. It is ART. Ahah! Just answered my own question, that's why they are not around anymore. Where are the Della Robbias and Brunelleschi when I need them. If only there were Etruscans in CV.

  9. I agree with you Elaine. The pots were art. The plants are maintenance and fill up space.

  10. After polling the Wiccans , Naturists and Exorcists,the POTS seem to be the best choice . GO POTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. To borrow from and slightly change Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn":

    Seen flowers are sweet, but those unseen
    Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
    Not to the sensual eye, but, more endear'd
    Pipe to the spirit ditties without human sight.....

    But keep thy vessels upturn'd and align'd,
    Lest modern mortals spurn thy subtle form.

  12. We also need to keep out squatter ducks and escapee lab monkeys who can make the island into their private club and pay no rec fees.


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