May 25, 2009
Underwear donated for flower show
Organizers of Britain's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show said this year's event will feature hanging baskets made from donated boxers, briefs and bras.
The Royal Horticultural Society said dozens of old -- but clean -- pieces of intimate apparel were donated during the Chelsea Flower Show this year and retailer Marks and Spencer has agreed to fill out the display with extra stock for the July 7-12 flower show, The Sunday Telegraph reported.Georgie Webb of the Royal Horticultural Society said the
Good Lifedisplay at the flower show will demonstrate how old clothing items can be used as hanging baskets.
Due to their conical shape, Webb told the newspaper,
bras are ideal containers for turning into hanging baskets, and if you sew two together, you have what is best described as a 'hanging bra-sket'. Once filled with compost you can grow salad leaves, herbs, alpine strawberries and even tumbling cherry tomatoes in them; the bigger the bra the more you can grow. But the serious message behind the 'bra-skets' is that you do not need a lot of space or even a lot of money to start growing your own food -- just a bit of imagination.