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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Here they are!  The tulip photos you have been waiting for!

We started out at Christianson's Nursery, a favorite stop in the valley, because a squall was still passing over and we chose the shelter of the green house to start out.  I'll show photos of this place in another post.

Across the road, the Roozengaard tulip fields were a blaze of color, so as the rain passed, we headed there for our first tip toe through the tulips.

Red and yellow tulips were planted around my favorite valley barn again this year.




The fields were muddy so I had on my muck boots for tip toeing.







Now we were really into it - the color, the beauty, the sky, the valley - the works!  It was time to head for the Roozengaard display garden. 

This was on the outside, along the street!  Princess Irene tulips are just coming into bloom


 Inside, the windmill centers the display, and inside the walled garden the color is overwhelming.

























 Outside the walled garden, the displays were backed by a field of just fading daffodils. 






 For those who have to wait for next week to see the show, I can assure you that there will still be lots of color.  Some tulips are just beginning to bloom. 
We love this display garden, and for us, it is enough.  We skipped Tulip Town, and instead drove around the valley a bit more before heading across the channel and back to Whidbey Island.   Of course we found more fields ablaze. 



I'll probably wait until next week to post photos of the nurseries and Whidbey Island exploration.  We've got a busy weekend coming up.

Happy Easter, Everyone!  May there be blooming beauty for your Spring Fest too. 

20 comments:

  1. So bright and colorful! Thanks for sharing your photos. Princess Irene with the blue muscari is a great combo.

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  2. It takes tremendous imagination and effort to produce these beauties. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Wow!!! This is totally awesome! The colors always blow me away. Gorgeously taken photos, Linda!!!

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  4. What a breath taking display, such beauty and colour. You really did capture the essence of spring. Easter blessings.

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  5. Here's a time when the word "awesome" is appropriate. Thank you for these breat-taking photos.

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  6. Oh, I can't wait! I'm going to have my own pictures and enjoy these myself next Wednesday in my rental car. Yay! Thank you for these fabulous pictures, I smiled all the way through them. :-)

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  7. What gorgeous photos! I can't imagine visiting such a place!

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  8. So so so beautiful, Linda. Awesome!

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  9. So many beautiful flowers! Have a great weekend.

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  10. just goregous, thanks for sharing

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  11. Eye popping color! It's been years since I've been up to see the tulips. Since I have spring break next week maybe this will be the year. Remember when the Puyallup/Sumner valley was filled with daffodils in bloom? Sad that those farms are all gone now.

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  12. Such beautiful color! You photos are so wonderful! I like the shots with the old barn too:)

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  13. Fantastic job on the pictures! Definitely coffee table book ready! Sorry we will probably miss the tulips this year, so good to have you there to share pictures. You must have hit the very peak of the season.

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  14. I was at Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands last spring, and it was beautiful. This garden is just as lovely...and now is on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Breathtakingly beautiful. So sad they last such a short time.

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  16. Wow, that is almost sensory overload. Loved that picture with the different colors, the old barn and the dark sky. Suitable for framing.

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  17. Beautiful shots--each and everyone. Love the clouds. We have been out looking several time--of course they are only a few minutes away. MB

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  18. These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! That first one with the barn should be in a frame!

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  19. Wow - lovely flowers and photos! I just visited the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR yesterday. From one PNW Linda to another! :)

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