7 Places to See Spring Flowers in Their Millions

March 12, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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<p>Chase away dreary, monochrome winter thoughts with an explosion of color signifying the season&rsquo;s rebirth. While botanical gardens start opening their doors to visitors, and flower festivals get underway, you can head out into the countryside and run into fields of wild flowers around the world. For even more overwhelming views, here are a few places where you can see dense concentrations of specific blooms that create seas of color. <em>By Lola Akinmade-&Aring;kerstr&ouml;m</em></p>

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spirobulldog on September 10, 2012 at 6:54:09 PM EDT

Obviously, whoever wrote this article hasn't been to Mt. Rainier. It's even one of John Muir's famous quotes. I've never seen anything like it growing naturally.

lukazeria on May 4, 2012 at 3:37:09 AM EDT

Beautiful. http://www.freerunzone.com/nike-free-7-0/womens-nike-free-7-0-v3.html

clevelandbrown on March 31, 2011 at 10:46:34 AM EDT

Years ago, Lompoc California was lovely when the flowers were in bloom. They had seed farms and you could go up to the rim of the valley and look down at what looked like a quilt of flowers. I hope it hasn't changed over the years.

Cate_W on March 25, 2011 at 10:14:29 AM EDT

good catch Travelready - change is made. Happy Spring!

travelready on March 24, 2011 at 11:19:52 PM EDT

Those are beautiful flowers all right! Bluebonnets are one of my favorite flowers, as are daffodils. Both are blooming in my back yard right now. Cherry blossoms are pretty, too, and in the picture they are in front of the WASHINGTON monument. The Jefferson monument is on the Potomac and near many cherry trees, but that ain't it!

ArleneW on March 24, 2011 at 4:00:55 PM EDT

For Daffodils closer to home in U.S., we always go to Nantucket's Daffodil Festival at the end of April. The island is pristine, beautiful, and not crowded. Rates are great too. We'll be renting a home via Beautiuful-Places - Stay for 3/Pay for 2 deal.

a_toz on March 24, 2011 at 5:50:07 AM EDT

Beautiful pictures! It would for sure be an asset to this page if you also mentioned Blumeninsel Mainau (Flower Island Mainau) in Southern Germany, just across the Swiss town Kreuzlingen. To see a few examples, please see here: http://bit.ly/fkNbXB

EcuadorTraveler on March 23, 2011 at 4:24:26 PM EDT

Beautiful these photos! I have another Tip... Blooming flowers like these you find in Ecuador's highlands, especially around Quito all year. This is due to fact that only in Ecuador reaches the equator line regions of high altitudes (the Andes), that's a unique situation in the world! In the Quito area we have an altitude of the populated area between 2000 and 3000 meters (6500 - 9800ft) and are situated on the equator, that creates a "spring-like" climate during the whole year. Due to this fact most of the flowers that are blooming in the northern hemisphere during spring, bloom in Ecuador during the whole year, or several times during the year. Ecuador is one of the best kept secrets for Flower travelers and Garden enthusiasts.

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