Friday, March 23, 2012

The Greenhouse Effect at Plantation Resort

Last spring, the landscaping team at Plantation Resort decided to try something different in order to save money and practice genuine ingenuity.  The team constructed a greenhouse in hopes of growing plants on their own, while creating a refuge for the exotic plants who required a reprieve from the winter weather.

The Greenhouse Filled with Flowers and Exotic Plants 
Before the greenhouse all bushes, flowers and trees were purchased from a third party and shipped to the Resort. Then in the fall, the landscaping team would dig up and compost the beautiful hibiscus and other tropical plants to rid the grounds of any vegetation that wouldn't survive the approaching winter.

Since the greenhouse's construction, plant orders have been cut in half and all tropical plants have been saved in anticipation of being replanted in early spring. What began as an experiment has grown into an expanding venture: another greenhouse was recently purchased to store the barely budding fruit and vegetable seedlings in preparation for the Plantation Resort garden. 

That’s right – garden. Our new chef has worked closely with the landscaping team to cultivate a garden that, in time, will feature its wares at the breakfast buffet, poolside grill and the dinner venues on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Herbs, onions, tomatoes, bell-peppers, squash, cucumbers, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, watermelon and cantaloupe are just a few of the fresh produce to inaugurate the garden. 

The New Plantation Resort Garden 
Since 2010 our landscaping manager, Chris Jaeger, and his team have been busy transforming and updating the beautiful grounds at Plantation Resort. “We are taking care of the owners' investment”, explains Chris,“and with all of the new improvements we're hoping now, more than ever, Plantation Resort will feel like their home away from home."

Spring is in full swing at Plantation Resort, and the native plants to South Carolina are in full display: hawthornes are budding, jasmine is blooming and azaleas are bursting with color. March and April are gorgeous months to enjoy everything Plantation Resort has to offer. To make a reservation, please call 1-800-845-5039.
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Azaleas in their spring-time splendor

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