Dad and Alma always enjoy the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Recently they visited a tulip farm near their home so they could enjoy the hundreds of acres of tulips that are blooming colorfully right now. Afterward, nearly fifty beautiful photos arrived in my email box from Dad. Talk about 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 28 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. If you'd like to see more, Lovella of What Matters Most blogged on this subject today as well. Go take a peek! She's posted many photos.
A side note: The tulips in my garden have started to bloom, but the tulip bulbs given to me by the honeymooners after their trip to Amsterdam in September are only budding. I'll be sure to post pictures when they bloom!