Archive for January, 2016

January 19th

Custom Hanging Basket Class 2016

Class Notes handout and information for each class attendee!





Have you ever wanted to pick out specific plants for your hanging baskets at home? Or even just a certain color scheme?? Well here’s your chance!!  Come join us on February 6th for our annual custom hanging basket class!




This class gives you the opportunity to customize your hanging baskets for 2016 but it is also much more than just choosing flowers and colors to put in your basket.










Bauman's Farm and Gardens annual custom hanging basket class Gervais OR





During this class we teach you the in’s and out’s of hanging baskets. We begin by talking about the different sizes of baskets that are available and the pro’s and con’s to each one. From there we move into many of our proven tips and tricks on how to raise the most beautiful baskets on the block! We let you in on our fertilizing,

trimming, dead heading (or lack there of), and watering strategies.










We also talk about potential pests, diseases and other problems that can effect your basket throughout the year and teach you the best ways to take care of these problems.

We introduce you to some products that are easily available to you that we have tested on our own baskets, which ones worked great…and which ones didn’t quite pass the test. Some of these products we carry here at the farm and others are products you can pick up at Walmart, Fred Meyer, Lowes or any other place you get gardening supplies.




Cherry Star and Lemon Slice Calibrachoa, both of which were new varieties for 2013 hanging baskets and are returning for the 2014 season!



Next we move into new colors and plant varieties that will be available for the coming season and we also discus the top hanging basket combinations from last year that were voted on by our customers.


We go over with you what varieties and colors go great together in baskets, and which do better by themselves. We also discuss which plants do better in very hot, windy, dry, or humid climates.








Once we have taught you everything you need to know…….its time for the fun part!! Choosing varieties and designing your baskets! We have multiple staff members and other industry professionals on hand to answer questions and help you choose the perfect pot size, plant varieties and colors for your baskets.  We draw up a custom planting sheet just for you, then we take that sheet and plant each basket by hand…put your name on it….send it out to a special greenhouse…then give it ALL the love and TLC it needs to be a true Bauman’s Farm & Garden Hanging Basket, the best baskets around!




A beautiful 12" mixed Calibrachoa Basket from 2013




We leave them in our greenhouses for a few months….then right around Mothers Day your baskets are ready to be picked up! All you have to do is give us a call when you are coming and we will have them ready to load into your car when you get here! You get to take home the baskets that you designed yourself, and we showered with TLC all spring! Everyone will be amazed and you will have the best baskets on the block!



We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the class! Again it is going to be held on Saturday February 6th at 10:00am and at 1:00pm. Please give us a call at 503-792-3524 to RSVP (not necessary but helps us to make sure we have enough space for everyone). And don’t forget the class is FREE!










See you then!