Anatomy of a Hanging Basket

The following is a breakdown of the flowers that Claude used in his basket: Verbena 'Tukana Salmon' 1. Verbena Tukana ‘Salmon’ Begonia Maribel (pink shades) 2. Begonia ‘Maribel’ (pink shades) Dichondra 'Silver Falls' 3. Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ Sanvitalia 'Little Sun' 4. Sanvitalia ‘Little Sun’ Brachyscome 'Amethyst' 5. Brachyscome ‘Amethyst’ Manettia bicolor 6. Manettia bicolor Equipment 7. In addition to the plants you will need: a wire basket with chain and hook; moss or a more environmentally friendly basket liner, such as one made from burlap, cotton or wood fibre; potting soil; about one-half cup of controlled-release fertilizer; a 60-centimetre length of double-braid polyester wick. Related stories: Hanging Baskets 101 Step-by-step guide to creating a hanging basket Claude LeDoux shares his hanging basket expertise with hundreds of people every year through courses hosted by the New Westminster Parks Department. The two-hour courses are held in April/May at the city’s greenhouses in Queen’s Park. For new registrants or further information call 604-777-5111.