Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Skagit Valley Daffodils


The Skagit Valley, about an hour south of us, is home to numerous Dutch bulb growers.  We try to get down twice every spring, the first time to see the daffodil fields in bloom and the second to see the tulip fields.  This year we made it down on April 2nd to see the daffodils, very early for them to be not only at their peak but past their prime as we found them.  The tulips were just beginning and we took some pictures of those fields as well.  Here's what we found.

































Finished wandering the roads and seeing the fields we went for a little while to Roozengaarde's, the largest of the bulb growers, and to their display gardens.  The displays were still far short of what they will be in a few weeks, but took pictures anyway in the time that we had and made plans to go back in a few weeks.














6 comments:

  1. What a visual feast Ron.
    I would not have gone home.
    We've got snow in Edmonton and cars in the ditch and you have spring in your corner of the world.
    Maybe the scilla in my garden will come up regardless of the flying snow storms.
    The white flowers at the end were almost orchid-like and pristine. They are daffodils aren't they?
    Very pure.
    I've never seen such beautiful daffies in Edmonton.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Julie. So nice to hear from you again and we did hear from our daughter in Edmonton that you had snow. She said she was going to close the blinds and the curtains and go to bed. You are correct, too, that the flowers at the end of the post are daffodils. Sorry the weather is so bad up your way.

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  2. So lovely to see the photos and remember the wonderful wanderings among the glorious fields of daffodils and tulips. Your photos record so much of the beauty and splendor of spring time in Skaggit Valley!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comments, my dear. You have to post your pictures from the Skagit Valley, too.

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  3. Ron - I apologize for contacting you this way but I don't have an email address for you. Would you be interested in being a speaker at the NW orchid society?
    Caroline
    1st VP
    cmannesq@gmail.com

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    1. No problem, Caroline. I sent an email with a response.

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