I'm not sure how heavy these 100,000 square feet of baskets 3 layers deep are but let me tell you, this hanging basket system has been working hard to keep them all up there. As a matter of fact, this past week they have actually started falling down. Imagine a 15 pound fuschia basket falling down from 28 feet. Now imagine that you don't know which basket will be the next to fall........would you dare to work under these baskets?
Well, needless to say, the system was failing so we called out the professionals. Mr Cherry Creek Hanging basket system came out to visit us and help us get it back into working order. We had such an interesting visit. It turns out the Mr Cherry Creek has 23 children.......and yet he is a ball of energy and enthusiasm! I started feeling guilty that we had him travel all the way from Colorado Springs to fix our basket system........leaving his wife and kids behind. I am still waiting for a family portrait because I can hardly believe it until I see it with my own eyes. No wonder he invented a hanging basket system with 3 layers. I bet that's how he used to make the kids sleep when they were young, 3 layers deep!
Anyway, the basket system is working a bit better now after a whole lot of adjustments. Now all we have to do is pick all these fuschia baskets and ship them to market before Mother's Day. Anybody out there looking for a job in a greenhouse? We could use anyone who has hands and feet and is still breathing. That's all it takes to get a job here at our place in May!
I close my Hooked on Friday post with a few pictures that I took from the top of the forklift. I wanted to get a shot of all the carts packed and ready to go to market because you just can't get a good feel for how much plant product it is unless you go up to where the baskets are, 20 feet up. Thanks for the lift there, Jay! Hey, look at all those big wigs standing around discussing important things. We couldn't get it done without them :) Discuss away boys, I know you'll make some really good decisions! Now, don't you think that life just couldn't get any better when spring comes round and we start seeing gorgeous planters like these ones?! It is definately "A BEAUTIFUL LIFE" surrounded by fabulous flowers like this.
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