La Conner is at the center of the Annual Daffodil Festival. As winter trudges along and the browns and grays rule, February brings a spark of life and then…the fields erupt with a riot of yellow and green.
The cold morning sky at sunrise feels crisp. As the temps warm the clouds morph into white cotton balls.
Depending upon the weather this happens any where between late February and early March. In 2015 and 2016 we had full fields of daffodils abloom in the third week of Feb. and it looks like we may see the same this year.
Tulips arrive 3 to 4 weeks later, anywhere from mid to late March into April. Fields upon fields of tulips of all shapes and colors spread across the valley, their quilt like pattern changing each year with the annual field rotations.
The valleys main tulip grower, Roozengaarde updates their Bloom Map each day or so, showing where the fields are and when they are in bloom. You can download their Bloom Map and give yourself a tour! Be sure to visit the Roozengaarde Tulip Gardens along with Tulip Town. Here you pay for admission to see their crafted gardens and wide expanses of tulips. If you’re a photographer and would like a guide and instructor, a Photo Tour may be the thing for you.