Jello Mold Farm: Awakenings
April 19, 2014
I love visiting Jello Mold Farm, my favorite flower grower in the Skagit Valley. I’ve stopped by in all seasons, but this week’s visit was the quietest by far. The Skagit Valley’s annual tulip festival is in full swing, and the fields there are full of colorful blooms. At Jello Mold Farm, in contrast, the flower beds are just now beginning to wake from their winter sleep. One of my painter friends commented, “Talk about peaceful — it felt a bit like a ghost town because you could see how much work had taken place yet no one was there. I would have thought the rapture had occurred . . .”
The greenhouses were full of plant starts and seedlings. The flower beds were tidy. It was as if everything was holding its breath, knowing that a few more weeks of sunshine and warm weather will bring on far too many tasks to keep up with.
Here are some photos of Jello Mold Farm in early Spring: