|We pulled off Best Road and parked where tulips nearly inundated this old barn.|
|Artists were out, and who could blame them?|
|Fields of rainbows rolled away for what looked like a mile, ending at Beaver Marsh Road and the RoozenGaarde display garden.|
|Sometimes the best beauty is the least noticed!|
|Don't walk between the rows. Not only might you lose your shoes in the mud, you might damage the flowers. The top layer of mud had dried on the road, but the ground moved beneath our feet as if we walked on a mattress.|
|Children and tulips...a perfect combination.|
|Parrot tulips have their own weird beauty.|
|Part of the display garden, with acres of daffodils in the background.|
|Pattern, design, color...beauty in the details.|
|Generous bystanders offered to take our picture.|
There are more than 1000 acres of blooming fields, 15 acres of greenhouses, and a 4-acre display garden which is completely redesigned each autumn and replanted with over a quarter million spring flowering bulbs.
Bulbs are shipped all over the world. My sister-in-law in Marysville tells of the year she ordered bulbs from Holland and waited eagerly for them to arrive. When the shipment finally reached her, the label on the package proudly announced, "Grown in the Skagit Valley of Washington."