Lots of “oops” !!

Started raining about two-thirty

Temperature at seven AM

Oops, overturned planter

Overturned Cape Honeysuckle

Right side up

Rust on sections of bottle tree

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Not enough cement in the centerBecause I had two bricks–and two sections–to support the center, I failed to notice (yesterday) not enough cement in the center. “Oops!!”

Four holes drilled… for drainage. Clear Rust-Oleum sprayed to prevent rust. I was amazed to see rust after (only) a few hours of rain and moisture.

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Holes drilled for drainage

Rust-Oleum

Wiping away rust

Trip to Lowe's for cement

More cement for the center

Preparing base for bottle bush

Bottle tree and bottle bush

Support for bottle bush

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Sprinkling rain

Temperature at one-thirty

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Oats for breakfastwimpy“Wimpy, wimpy, wimpy!!”  I hoped to “wiggle” the planter with “Bottle Tree” across the ground into position on the south side of my trailer home. I didn’t have Wheaties for breakfast; I had slow-cooked steel-cut oats! Planter just too heavy; I’ll have to recruit a man to move it.

Something to think about: A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. I’m told I probably used three gallons of water when I mixed eighty pounds of Quikrete. Hence, the planter had/has (more or less) an additional twenty-five pounds. Let’s not forget the weight of the cement block I added in the center.

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