Victoria's 33rd annual Flower Count will get underway a little late this year ... not for lack of flowers but because a new organizational/administrative partnership (of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Victoria) was solidified just recently.
For the week of March 18 to 23, the citizens of Greater Victoria count all the blossoms they can find, and report their results to Flower Count Headquarters via telephone at 250-360-BUDS (2837) or via the internet at http://www.flowercount.com. As the numbers come in, announcements are sent to local and national media to inform everyone of the growing count. And every year it's in the thousands!
The flower count began in Victoria in the 1960's as an initiative of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Since then it has grown to be a symbolic and light-hearted signal of spring in Victoria, while winter still covers the rest of the country.
I love living here! :)