It’s that time again! The valley is starting its big bloom, with daffodil fields fully in bloom and starting to fade. My favorite display garden recently opened it’s doors, with daffodils, narcissus, and hyacinths among the early flowers in bloom. There were even a few of the earliest tulips gracing us with a display of colors.
There are several fields around the Skagit Valley where bulb growers plan millions of bulbs that will end up as cut flowers and as bulbs for sale.
In a few weeks, the rest of the early tulips will have passed, and the mid and late-blooming tulips will be doing their thing.
My ideal spring garden would be two-fold. Part of it would be rainbows and blazes of seasonal colors, while it would be interspersed with fragrant hyacinths, narcissus, and lily of the valley. But more than gardening, I love photographing nature. It doesn’t matter if it’s capturing flowers, trees, rocks, water, landscapes, close-ups, or macro photography (extreme close-up). I love it all.
Do you garden? Do you look forward to spring? Has spring sprung where you live?