Tulip Festivals

Phyllis and Jon share photographs taken at the Tulip Festival.  Phyllis wrote, "The festival happens every spring in April, in the farmlands along the Skagit River, north of Seattle.  Mt. Baker is the mountain on the background. It has been cool lately so the daffodils were still blooming and the early and mid tulips were glorious.  Sometimes the color ran as far as I could see.
We visited two sites. Roosen Gaarde has been in the bulb business since 1700, bath here and in Holland.  The display gardens were wonderful, and acres of fields were also open, but quite muddy.  Boots would have been a help.  They also sell cut flowers and over 140 varieties of bulbs for the home gardener. 
Our other stop was at Tulip Town, smaller display gardens, but  acres of blooming tulips .  They sell cut  flowers, and we watched them harvest the stems with buds still closed for shipping. They also sell the bulbs, around 100 different varieties.  
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Tulip Town
Roosen Gaarde
Roosen Gaarde

A very special thank you to Phyllis and Jon for sharing.  I love it when I am told they are going on a trip!!!