There's a reason Missoula is nicknamed the 'Garden City,' we have more trees, more parks and now more flowers lining the streets downtown.

During the winter months, the various flower baskets hanging downtown are fairly easy to miss. Take a look at this photo and you'll see what I mean. Yesterday several volunteers, including myself, took to the task of filling those empty baskets - all 90+ of them! I felt like a bee, moving from flower basket to flower basket. At the end of the day, my arms were like spaghetti and my legs were nicked up from banging them on the latter, but it was all worth it. Downtown Missoula has officially been flowered! Here's the final result of one of the 90+ hanging baskets.