If you read through John’s article, you’ll learn (as I did) that the tulips grown in Skagit Valley are grown for bulb production (cut flowers are secondary, unlike here). For more depth on raising tulips as a bulb crop, read Tom Guffey’s article on exploring the area from a touristing photographer’s perspective, “A Wonderful Shooting Hotspot in Washington State”.
Photography resource link: Snapshots from Wild Kamloops, the photography of Robert Koopmans. A few of Robert’s photographs will be showing up on BPotD from time to time, but that’s all the more reason to check out his photo galleries. Don’t miss the “fading yellow bell” in his wildflowers gallery, his (better) version of yesterday’s plant. Also, this BPotD entry has a Koopmansian counterpart: see the landscapes gallery and look at “dead Ponderosa pine, Cinnamon Ridge”.