- Posted July 3, 2014 by
Digby experiments with the silk flowers to reduce the beautification cost of the town
Have you ever tried to decorate your flower basket with some blue silk flowers or might be with some other silk flowers? It looks really great and moreover, helps to save your money.
Now the Canadian town Digby is putting their effort on using the silk flowers in stead of the real flowers to decorate the waterfront. These silk flowers would certainly last longer than the real flowers and save money. It also requires low maintenance cost which is quite good for the town.
This Canadian town Digby has 15 hanging flower baskets. Eight of them are at Digby Center (by the marina) and the rest seven are on the walkway below the monument.
The town’s Director of Public Works has mentioned that when a single flower seems to be poorly then that flower can be replaced without changing the entire flowers.
These silk flowers are also an experiment to see how well they survive the weather on the waterfront and it’s a trial to find out how much the town can save economically.
The report says that the staff maintained those live flower baskets (including watering, fertilizing and picking dead sprouts etc.) for two hours, three times each week totaling $1700 in staff hours each summer. Moreover, this accounting doesn’t include the cost for engaging a town truck while maintenance procedure.