16 inch Wire baskets with added wire for strength come from: Topiary Art Works and Greenhouses P.O. Box 574 Clearwater, Ks 67026 Phone: 316-584-2366
Aluminum pans were custom made by: Acme Metal Spinning, Inc. 98 43rd Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55421 Phone: 612-788-9051
Thomas Betts Corp of Hager City, Wisconsin. made the hanging brackets, and painted the brackets and baskets.
Local greenhouses start seeding in January, then transfer seedlings to the baskets in mid-March. Baskets are typically set out the third week of May and are removed the third week of September
Hallstrom's Florist Dave Hallstrom Phone: 651-388-7178
Sargent's Nursery, Inc. Bob Lewis Phone: 651-388-3847
Flower baskets are made up of a variety of plants, including:
Calibrachoa "Superbells Yellow"
Ivy Geranium "Blizzard Blue"
Ivy Geranium "Blizzard Pink"
Ivy Geranium "Bright Cascade"
Petunia "Supertunia Bermuda Beach"
Petunia "Supertunia Lemoncello"
Petunia "Supertunia Mini-Bright Pink"
Petunia "Supertunia Mini-Purple"
Petunia "Supertunia White"
Petunia "Surfinia Red"
Petunia "Surfinia Sky Blue"
Ten to 12 volunteers give their time to help water the baskets throughout the summer. Baskets are watered daily because the soil-less potting mix used requires. City water is diluted with water-soluble fertilizer for every watering. Approximately 500 gallons of water is used to water the flower baskets. This is down from the 1,000 gallons used before the City began using a water reclamation program.