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Edmonds Introduces Adopt-A-Flower Basket Program

For $100, you can have your name, or your businesses' name, noted on a hanging basket in town.

You can now be involved in one of the City of Edmonds' most iconic, and beautiful, programs. You'll also be helping the city save some money.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is introducing the Adopt-A-Flower Basket program.

"We encourage businesses and citizens to make an investment in our community by adopting a flower basket for a one season donation of $100 per basket," said recreation manager Renee McRae. "The donation helps offset the cost of the City’s flower program."

Donors will select the location of the hanging plant basket, . Once the baskets are placed in June, the City will mark the basket with the donor’s information.

The colorful, flower-laden hanging baskets line Fifth Avenue South, Main Street, Five Corners and other parts of town every summer. They are part of the City's street beautification program, which also includes flower beds in front of businesses.

The city maintains 133 flower baskets in Edmonds, as well as 163 flower beds in 36 locations.

Adopt-A-Flower Basket information  and forms can  be found on the City’s Web site, as well as in the City Hall and Frances Anderson Center lobbies.

Diane B March 22, 2012 at 03:35 AM
The Adopt a Flower Basket was an idea from former Council Member Jack Bevan. He tried to get the Chamber of Commerce on-board by having businesses buy the baskets; but was unsuccessful. So he called me and I thought it was a great idea so I talked to Carrie Hite. She passed it on to Renee McRae and she worked with me on the pricing and the brochures. Renee and her team have done a great job bringing this concept to fruition. I hope it will be a great success. This project is structured after the Adopt a Park Project that I started a couple of years ago for the City of Edmonds. The idea behind this was when I met Jack about seven years ago when I saw him carrying a tree limb out of Hutt Park. I asked him what he was doing and he said he was helping the City by cleaning that park. So I teamed up with him and Friends of Hutt Park was started. Yearly, a group of neighbors gets together to clean that park for the City. It is great fun to catch up with everyone and see how tall the neighborhood kids are getting. Of course, I am not getting any older or taller LOL.
Brian Soergel March 22, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Thanks for beefing up this story, Diane. Great info.
Kristine Young March 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
After the beautiful baskets mature, you cannot see the basket underneath... how will the baskets be marked with names/biz?

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