The Skagit Valley is blooming, just in time for the start of the tulip festival.

The 29th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival began today and runs through April 30. You'll also see fields of gorgeous daffodils in bloom. Luckily, tulips like cold weather.

One tulip farm owner says many more colors of tulips will be in bloom by next weekend.

We have a lily flowering tulip that's over three feet high, we have little species tulips that are just six inches high, so you can get different heights, said Jeannette Degoede, co-owner of Tulip Town. And also we have early, mid and late season blooming tulips. So there's such an array of color and sizes. No other flower will ever match a tulip!

Dutch settlers introduced tulips to the Skagit Valley.

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