Thursday, March 22, 2012

World's largest hanging basket to be unveiled

It weighs in at a whopping 2 tons and contains nothing but Oregon nursery products. The flowers, the moss cloth, even the basket and support structure — all are made in Oregon. The Garden Corner retail nursery (21550 S.W.108th Ave., Tualatin, Ore.) will unveil the world's largest hanging flower basket at 10 a.m. on Friday morning (March 23). And at 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide, it will be quite a sight.

The Garden Corner teamed up with Garden Gallery Ironworks to create the basket, which will be displayed year round at the nursery. Flowers will be changed out seasonally. Jonn Karsseboom of The Garden Corner and Don Sprague of Garden Gallery said they created it as a show of pride and passion for Oregon’s nursery industry, which is the largest segement of Oregon agriculture. Both of them will speak at the unveiling, as will Washington County Commissioner (and nursery owner) Bob Terry, and Oregon Association of Nurseries president Jerry Simnitt. All are welcome to attend. Digger will be there as well, and we will have pictures!

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