Last May my friend Jennifer and I met up with my friend Anthea and her baby Madeline at the Carlsbad Flower Fields in San Diego. It's a great place to wander and spend the day where beautiful flower bulbs are farmed. There's plenty of picnic spots. Entrance was only about six dollars, and parking is free.
Here's some info on the Flower Fields so you can plan your own day trip. The fields are open every spring from about March to May, but check the site for exact conditions, dates, and events.
There's a really great demonstration garden full of all kinds of things, then the dedicated rose test garden, and each of the more than 170 All-American Rose selection winners since 1940.
Me in heaven....
Then Madeline wanted to give it a try....Anthea's such a great mom of course she assisted.
When I went, there was also a great greenhouse display of all different kinds of poinsettia, and the history of the Ecke family business that produced them.
And then of course, there were the ranunculus themselves.
Madeline had a ball experiencing the texture of the bright sweet flowers.
On the way home Jen and I made a stop at a local pick-your-own strawberry field just down the street. All summer I relived the memories of this trip every time I pulled strawberries from my freezer for fresh strawberry lemonade.
What do you think happens when you put an infant up to a portrait hole?
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