In Washington Tulips Bloom Late

In Washington Tulips Bloom LateBenno Dobbe from Washington has spent his entire career growing tulips and this year’s weather has not been seen for the 29 years that he has been working.

At this time of year, acres and acres of tulips should be growing, but they are not.

This would not be such a big problem if it weren’t for the fact that tulip festivals are soon to be held in the region. Dobbe is sure that they will show their faces soon, but it would be better if they did so sooner rather than later. “I’ve never, never seen it this late, not even close.”

The weather is mostly to blame as there has been an uninterrupted flow of cold days, especially for the past month. March is the key month as the temperatures at this time are really the deciding factor for when the tulips will bloom.

Cindy, Verge, executive director of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, says, “It doesn’t matter what February does. It’s what March does.”

[Via: OregonLive.com]

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