I order my tulip bulbs in early April at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and am pleased every year. You can also order from there at www.tulips.com. They have such a vast variety that it is sure to meet any sort of gardeners fancy. I have had the pleasure of traveling with my dear friend, and illustrious photographer, Megan Krueger Smith each year to select my prized bulbs. Our mornings start early as we make the beautiful drive towards Mount Vernon, Wa. We make a quick pit stop at the Skagit Valley Farm House Restaurant where we’re guaranteed to have a hearty, comfort-food filled breakfast. After we indulge ourselves we head over to Rozengarrde Gardens where we are greeted with folding fields of tulips. Each year some how surpasses the beauty from the previous years gardens. Here are a few pictures from the trip.
Photo Credit: Megan Krueger Smith
Now some tulips are so beautiful that it becomes too difficult for me to cut. I also appreciate the bright flower beds greeting me each time I come home. Keep in mind that if this is you too, you will need to deadhead the tulips. Once the petals have fallen, simply snap the stigma off.