Costa Georgiadis is nothing if not festive. This is a bloke who has previously allowed people to decorate his mighty beard with a record 21 chopsticks and 37 pencils. Tonight, he even permits a trim — here and there — as he’s decked out for Canberra’s Floriade Festival, a 30-day celebration of blooms, food and entertainment. “I’m not just ready for Floriade. I am Floriade!” he says. It’s a hayfever sufferer’s worst nightmare, but Costa is in his element, prancing through the festival handing out stems like a floral sprite.