Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The early bloom even makes it more enticing. In the run-up to the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival on the 1st of April, organizers noted the early bloom of the valley's flowers due to the warm weather. Since December last year, the region has benefitted from record temperatures, the mark of early spring. While the festival was still scheduled for the said date, organizers encouraged visitors to come as early as possible to catch the colorful fields. They flowers keep their color as long as the weather is cool, but warming temperatures may force farmers to harvest them early to prevent losing their freshness.