April 19, 2011

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

TulipFest 2011 Poster

Lots of Old Barns in the Area

Dahlia Bulbs &  Fuschias From Christiansons

Diana - Birthday Gal
Bringing Home Bunches

Tabletop Tulips
One of the great perks of living in the NW is being able to enjoy the world reknown annual Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley.  Located about an hour away, the Tulip Fest is a showcase of thousands of acres of blooming daffodils, tulips and irises set in scenic Mt. Vernon, WA.  Weather plays the biggest role in what you will see when visiting the fields, however, there area offers much more than the incredible scenery.

Last week, after a three years hiatus on the annual Tulip trek, we gathered a group and set out for the day. The day was planned with pot luck lunch items, rain boots and lots of layers. It was so much fun to leave town for the day, have a change of pace and a change of scenery.

Here are a couple of must stops in my opinion:

Roozen Gaarde - Gorgeous specialty display garden with picnic benches for lunch and relaxing
Christiansons Nursery - Rustic Nursery with wonderful plant and gift selections
Snow Goose Produce - Giant, homemade waffle cones with your choice of specialty ice cream (HUGE)

I hope you enjoy some of the photos from our outing!

1 comment:

Diana said...

It was a lovely day - great scenes and company! esp loved the nurseries - treasure gardens with fabulous mossy sheds. my tulips are still looking happy - thanks!