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Consumers design their own hanging baskets.

Chris Beytes profiles a unique program for GrowerTalks:

Amy Schmidt shows off the giant hanging basket she designed and grew during Moss Basket Day at Pahl’s Market, Apple Valley, Minnesota. Lending a hand with the massive basket is head grower Lance Himmelwright (who did the real growing).

Amy is one of more than 1,000 customers who planted 1,250 hanging baskets during Pahl’s 15th annual Moss Basket Day, an event that lets consumers design and plant their own large hanging basket (a moss basket in the beginning, but today they use Western Pulp fiber baskets). Amy, her daughter, two sisters and a niece have made this a 10-year family tradition.

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