We thought we'd only get to see massive fields of tulips, but decided to pull into a parking lot and pay the $5.00 fee just to get a little closer for some photos.
The best surprise actually happened across the street from this field. A nice parking attendant made arrangements for us to park in a handicapped section of the artistic gardens.
Colors burst from every planting bed
Rows and rows of exquisite color combinations!
And the most gorgeous Azalea we'd ever seen
We wandered through the gift shop, bought some cards and took the catalog so we can order the bulbs for fall delivery. An employee told us that the bulbs are dug up every year, stored in greenhouses and it takes two months to design and plant the color combinations that thrilled us.
I bought this quaint blue pitcher at a thrift shop in LaConnor and my own daffodils are very happy in it. It will remind me of a fantastic trip tiptoeing through the tulips with great friends.