Windmill at RoozenGaarden, Skagit Valley
Each April the big tulip farms in Skagit Valley are filled with the most amazing full bloom displays of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and several other gorgeous bulb flowers. After several days of rain we had the promise of sun and decided to drive north to visit the fields and take a few photos. Spring is coming late this year; however, and although we saw fields of daffodils the tulips are really not at peak bloom yet.
For those who want to see vast fields of tulips in rainbow colors another week should produce better flowers. Even so it was a splendid day that included a simple, sitting on the grass, picnic. We ordered some bulbs for the garden that will be delivered the first week of October. By that time we hope our yard will be looking more like a garden and less like a construction zone.
These farms are so huge it is not really possible to visit more than one in a day. We have been alternating between visits to the two largest bulb farms, Tulip Town and RoozenGaarden. This year it was RoozenGaarden. The formal garden area had lots of flowers in bloom but also many more that had not opened yet.
We saw this artist using a small portable easel
Tulips, tulips, tulips
A river of blue Hyacinth running through a bed of tulips