Continuing the report from 5/12/2010.
At this point, the smooth interior surface is the only part of the planter that is visible. The concrete is allowed to set or “cure” for about ten days.
The silt mold is ready to be removed from the exterior of the planter.
Landscaping manager Ron Chandler is digging out the mold, revealing the previously carved design in relief.
The last bits of clinging silt are washed away.
The simple but sculptural design is uncovered, displaying all of its variations in texture and color.
The next day, Ron Chandler and his crew member skillfully transplant the new occupant of the planter.
The planter is finished.
The pomegranate tree has a beautiful new home and Arcosanti gains another effective demonstration and example of silt-cast concrete, improving the landscape.