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Saturday, March 28, 2009

World's Largest Hanging Basket


Yesterday I was transplanting some of my babies into larger pots. Things are growing...not at great neck speed, but growing. I moved my seed trays to the basement, where I have a rack with lights. I still don't think that it is warm enough. My poinsettia was cleaned up and put in a larger pot, my teeny tiny herbs are sprouting, Cacti are spruced up and ready for the front porch. I brought my empty hanging basket in to work on it a bit. New soil and I just set the pansies in ...to see how they will look. I think that I will just put those in, for a while, and leave room for other plants..when the temperature is warmer outside. I was thinking about the picture that I found recently of the world's largest hanging basket. Wouldn't you just love it....walking around in this basket...taking care of it....deadheading petunias. What a job. Here is a little bit about this beauty.
The world's biggest hanging basket has been erected in London, weighing a whopping quarter of a ton.
The giant floral display measures over 20ft by 10ft and contains over 100 types of flowers including orchids, roses and conifers.
It even took a team of workers over EIGHT hours to hang from the front of the Hotel Indigo, in Paddington, though it looks more like the hotel is hanging from it.

Dubbed the 'The Hanging Gardens of Paddington' the hanging basket was designed to promote the launch of the £125 per night hotel.
A spokesman said: "Our new hotel is all about unique design ... so what better way to mark its arrival in the UK than by creating the world's largest hanging basket?"
Here is a video to show the creating and erecting of this world's wonder... http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=szYmW_5Ehbo I think that I would like these boys to come across the pond and give me a hand.
This is something that I would really like to see. If I were able to go anywhere in the world, it would be England. The gardens there are exquisite and this would be one of the first things I would see. Would I stand under it...hmmmmm?
Balisha

8 comments:

Laura said...

That is a beautiful basket. I watched the video a couple of times; it looked to me like at least some of those plants (if not all) are artificial and the people watering are just for show. Anyway, thanks for the link to it!

Barbee' said...

That's amazing! Thank you for sharing it, I had never heard of it. Now, I will watch the video.

Elenka said...

It almost looks fake! NO, I wouldn't stand under it, next to it or on it.

Balisha said...

Hi,
After looking at the video and reading some more about it...I think that the trailing flowers and ones right around the edge...may be artificial. They would need more care that the flowers on the top of the basket. I read quite a bit about it and it didn't say anywhere that it was all fake. They even gave the number of plants used and types.

OhioMom said...

WOW! A quarter ton? No, I definitely would not stand under that :)

Glad your seedlings are coming along, I wait as patiently as possible for warmer weather.

Balisha said...

Hi Ohiomom,
I hope they have a good hook!! My little seedlings are doing better, since I transplanted them to larger pots. I did start out with the easiest to grow, however.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I watched the video and I suspect they are silk flowers. The hook looks mighty small to hold soil and water AND plants. Still it was interesting to watch it go up and quite the attention getter for the hotel! Loved it! I also would love to visit England..so..Balisha..when do we leave? ~smile~
Mona

perennialgardener said...

That is one amazing basket! I can imagine the time that went into creating that work of art.