Thursday, April 13, 2006
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Yesterday Dad and Alma visited a tulip farm near their home so they could enjoy the hundreds of acres of tulips that are blooming colorfully right now. Last evening, nearly fifty beautiful photos arrived in my email box from Dad; tulips galore! We enjoyed chatting on the phone together and talking about the pictures. And I thanked him for sending them so I could blog them for you today.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has been occuring in the Mount Vernon, Washington area for 23 years. This event starts the first of April and continues until the end of the month. The two largest tulip gardens are Tulip Town and Roozengaarde. Both these growers allow visitors to stroll among the tulips or take a trolley ride through the tulip fields. At Tulip Town, an indoor exhibit displays more than 60 varities of tulips. Roozengaarde's has 1,200 acres of field blooms and another 15 acres of greenhouses. A 3 acre display garden that displays an authentic windmill that is perfect for posing pictures at. Both the Tulip Town and Roozengaarde gardens are owned by farmers who immigrated to the Skagit Valley from Holland. And both gardens are a delight for the eye!
Enjoy the pictures, courtesy of my Dad. And thank you, Dad, for sharing them.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 10:14 AM