Flower Festivals are Back!

So happy that many festivals are back after a long pause during the past few years! One that I sorely missed was the Blue Poppy Festival, held each May, at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, located in Federal Way, Washington. This year it was back in full glory! The garden maintains a meadow of Blue Poppies that bloom, usually in mid May. If you want to see them, I would not wait too long, as they are not long-time bloomers. In fact, I would not wait too much longer to view the rhododendrons and azaleas that are still blooming. Peak bloom time has already passed. But if you are into woodland plants, the Jack-in-the-Pulpits have really taken off this year! You can view them in the Victorian Stumpery section of the garden.

Blue Poppy

Tropical Rhododendrons
Tropical Rhododendrons
Tropical Rhododendrons



Rhododendrons among Hostas and Wild Ginger
Podophyllum blossoms
False Solomon’s Seal
False Lily of the Valley Blooms
Hart’s Tongue Fern

All photos property of Peggy A Thompson

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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5 Responses to Flower Festivals are Back!

  1. picpholio says:

    The last one is very special, never seen this one before.

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