Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Today I took my mom up to the Skagit Valley to see the tulip fields in bloom. I generally try to avoid this area during the month of April because of the traffic, but she had never been before so off we went.

We started off at Roozengaarde which has some of the most beautiful tulip gardens I have ever seen. I can't believe all of the different colors, shapes and sizes of tulips we saw.

Tulip Garden

White Emperor

Scarlet Pimpernel



Pink Impression

Garden Party

Unknown Variety

Unknown Variety

There was one tulip called Red Riding Hood. Look at the variegation in the leaves. Wonderful! The flower itself wasn't in bloom though.

Roozengaarde was not strickly limited to tulips. They had plenty of daffodils and hyacinths as well as other flowering shrubs and plants.

Iamviolet Rhododendron

King of the Blues Hyacinth

After leaving Roozengaarde, we went driving around the valley past several tulip fields.

The tulips were just so pretty. Pictures don't capture the beauty of it all. It's one of those things that are better in person.


2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! That's a lot of tulips! The places I've been so far this spring only have small gardens with a mixture of tulips. Nothing to sneeze at, but nothing compared to this.

Linnea W said...

Oh...I'm so jealous! Those are beautiful! You caught those beauties at just the perfect time!

Regina said...

so beautiful. Nice shots.

Small City Scenes said...

It was worth the visit--yes? I hope your Mother enjoyed the ride.
Chuck at seattle daily blog or is it Seattle-one day at a time--anyway he said he went up on the weekend and saw no tulips. Hmmm maybe he was at the worng place.
I have pics too. MB

Anonymous said...

Isn't it wonderful visiting the tulip fields? I haven't been in a good hadful of years, and was hoping to make it down before we left on our hike, but I just didn't make it!

The tulips in your photographs are spectacular! I love the Red Riding Hood, I bet the flowers are great too! Hope your mom enjoyed it!

Louise said...

This is a beautiful post. Who could not been cheerful after seeing these wonderful photographs of brilliant color?