Neat! The Human Flower Project reports on the Capitola California Begonia Festival, making the delicious point that bulb growers aren't really interested in the flowers, at least commercially. So the Festival is a classic example of recycling rubbish.
2021-09-08: There’s a sad coda to this story. The festival ended after 65 years in 2017 because the Brown family, which had donated the flowers that made the festival possible, decided that it was “no longer … profitable to grow flower bulbs in California”. I feel sure there is a complex story of global trade in there somewhere. However, all is not lost. In a couple of weeks it will be time to celebrate the Capitola Beach Festival “planning all the same events that have been held in past years”.