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Spring flower forecast good; visitors uncertain

As this issue goes to press, the outlook for daffodils and tulips is brighter than the outlook for visitors to admire them.

“This year is far better than last year, when all our early daffodils were burnt by the extended deep freeze,” said Brent Roozen of the Washington Bulb Company.

Roozen says daffodils and tulips have flourished thanks to the wet winter and ongoing cool nights. When picked before blooming, cut daffodils can “last forever” if they are not in the sun and temperatures are in the 40s.

Field-picked daffodils have been shipped to Washington Bulb customers at as well as...


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