Apr 16, 2011

A Bulb Farm Tour...

                             
Since last month I took you on a little trip to
a working Daffodil Farm....
(if you missed it click here to see)

                                                                (click photos to enlarge)

I thought it was only fair
and a bit more colorful..
to visit a local bulb display garden...


The Van Lierop farm
is probably one of the oldest in the valley...

and since besides selling cut blooms,
they also sell bulbs...

They have  a pretty little display garden,
which is a fun place to stop by each spring...


The Tulips are just on the cusp of bursting open,
you see that grey Seattle sky,
we are in need of some sun!

We are having a cold spring,
and I know my garden is way behind
compared to last year..

viewing my own posts from last year
 is an added blogging bonus,
I can go back and view my own gardens progress...


an unmarked bulb,
they reminded me of Snowdrops...


the Cherry tree in it's full delicate beauty...


a blue ocean
of Grape Hyacinths...



last weekend was the local Daffodil festival & parade
and for once the Daffodils were in full bloom,
usually they are long gone...


I am always enchanted by this statue..


the way the moss is twined through her hair...


do you wanna go inside?


the so cute sign says we are Welcome :-)


I am in  lust with this little greenhouse...

when I moved to my house
I had a half an acre of grass...

In the back,
I have saved one last unlandscaped plot
 in the back corner
for a little greenhouse / playhouse...

It is on my " hope to do it this year"  list :-)

delightful whimsy :-)


Today I am joining

Thanks for visiting me today!

29 comments:

Victorian1885 said...

Bella thank you for sharing this great garden centre with us today! I think we are all having colder Springs than usual so I hope we get warmer soon as I am so ready for a warm Spring! Enjoy your weekend!

Wanda

Fishtail Cottage said...

Bella ~ thank your for the tour! it was fabulous coming along with you to visit the farm! Your photo's are always so gorgeous and i always love peeking at your posts! Love that cement statue! xoox, tracie

Alison said...

Great picture of the statue with the moss in her hair. I'll have to check this place out.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Bella, this is gorgeous! Thank you for showing such such nature's beauty and art! Beautiful place you've shown us, really enjoyed it! Happy Easter.
FABBY

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how gorgeous!

Red Gate Farm said...

The cement statue is beautiful! The moss "in" her hair is so striking.

I made it down to Skagit last weekend but there weren't many tulips yet. We, like you, are not having a very warm spring either... we even had snow on Thursday morning :(

Here's hoping the good ol' Pacific Northwest starts to warm up soon!

~Chris

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bella, these photos of the flowers are so pretty. You are such a great photographer! Thanks for sharing.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Bella~ what a fun tour! I have never been to a bulb farm either- it looks absolutely beautiful! That statue with all the moss- gorgeous!! Hope you are feeling better! Hugs, Courtney

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the tour, Bella. Everything is so lush and beautiful. I once went to a lily farm. it was such a great experience! Your pictures are gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Bella, this is such a beautiful post, everything is just so gorgeous. I loved the statue with the moss twined in the hair, absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the tour!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Mary said...

What a wonderful tour, thank you! I am charmed by the statue with moss in her hair & the idea of a little greenhouse or potting shed to play in would be heavenly!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a great way to spend the day! Thanks for sharing:@)

flowersandhome said...

I just LOVE blooming bulbs! Thank you for this tour. I wish there were farms like that over here. Beautiful display garden.
Bye,
Marian

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful blooms ~ wow ~ I am partial to tulips as my mother was from Holland. Love the little shop. ;-)

Princesa Nadie said...

What a lovely place! really a paradise for flowers lovers
Hugs

Queenie said...

This place is beautiful Bella...it's like a breath of fresh air...thanks for taking us along :)
Happy SS!

Kathleen said...

How beautiful! I love seeing the flowers, as it is still early for anything other than tulips and daffs here in NY!
Here from Seasonal Sunday.

Snap said...

The bulbs are beautiful! Thank you for taking us on the tour. Looks like a wonderful place to visit in the spring. Would definitely have me in the Spring mood!

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

What a pretty garden & shop this is. The name sounds Dutch. The family who own it probably emigrated from Holland years ago ;-)!

Have a lovely new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Pamela Gordon said...

How beautiful! What a lovely place to visit and to shop. Thanks for the tour. Our spring is slower here this year too and cold and wet. I know it will get better though! Blessings, Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
It doesn't surprise me that the bulb farm has a Dutch name, they grow the best tulips.
If you get a greenhouse, we'll never hear from you on your blog. :-) You'll be too busy growing all kinds of things but I honestly hope you do put one up somewhere.
Hugs,
Judith

Sandra said...

It's beautiful!
I love greenhouses, I had one, but the explosive cyclogenesis in February 2010 made it dissapear, I didn't find anything neither the greenhouse nor the plants.
I hope to have another soon.
Love from Spain.

Bohemian said...

Bella that Statue with the moss in her hair is so enchanting... and the Sea of Grape Hyacinths... I'm still swooning!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sonia said...

Oh so beautiful..all the flowers and the store is adorable...I love the little potting shed...have to put that on my wish list!!

Miss Bloomers

Sherri said...

Bella, that bulb farm is absolutely beautiful!! I loved all your pictures, especially the one of the statue with moss in her hair! Just gorgeous!

Marlis said...

Oh how i long to live in a place that has all these bulbs. Reminds me of Holland. Totally lovely photos. thanks so much for sharing.

Rella said...

What a wonderful post. You brought me back to my years in Connecticut with places just like this. It was a wonderful, sensory trip, thank you! Your blog is so delightful and I just love visiting here.

xox Rella

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to be so late to visit. Great tour of a fabulous place. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

maría cecilia said...

loved this ride!!!