Florists in Anacortes, WA
Find local Anacortes, Washington florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Anacortes and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Anacortes Flower Shops
702 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221
Anacortes WA News
Mar 23, 2018
Brian J. Cantwell: Turn a Skagit Tulip Festival tour into a good day of biking, hiking
Skagit islands, Similk Bay and, from the far point (2.2 miles round-trip), the inland side of Deception Pass Bridge.From Highway 20 on the way to Anacortes, turn south at the signal for Reservation Road. In 1.5 miles, bear right on Snee Oosh Road (a runner-up for good road names). At 3 miles, watch for the small parking lot on the right; Discover Pass required.— Padilla Bay Shore Trail is a 21/4-mile dike-top path for pedestrians and cyclists that explores what is considered the most diverse, least-disturbed and most biologically productive of all major estuaries feeding the Puget Sound basin — despite the proximity of Anacortes oil refineries. Padilla and nearby Samish Bay support one of the largest known wintering populations of peregrine falcons in North America.From Highway 20, go north on Bayview Edison Road 0.8-mile to a trailhead. (Another trailhead is at 11404 Bayview Edison Road.)Follow your explorations with a stop at the nearby Breazeale Interpretive Center of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, whose research spotlights the shallow bay’s 8,000-acre eelgrass meadow, the second largest on North America’s Pacific Coast. It’s treasured as a nursery for juvenile salmon, crab and herring (10441 Bayview Edison Road; free).Raise a glassEnd up back in La Conner, where there are plenty of choices for lunch or an apres-tulip snack, with a chance to raise a glass to the floriculture gods.La Conner Brewing Co. (117 S. First St., laconnerbrewery.com), is one of my favorite spots (ahh, the garlic rosemary potato wedges), with its own tonsil-pleasing brews. Or head for La Conner Pub & Eatery (formerly La Conner Tavern, which fit it better) if you prefer to look out at boats passing on Swinomish Channel (702 First St., laconnertavern.com).And, of course, toast your obsession, your awe, your once-a-year love affair with flower farming.©2018 The Seattle Times—————TO SUBSCRIBE TO ADVENTURE AND FITNESSThis column/content is for subscribers only. It is sold separately and is not included in your Tribune News Service subscription. To subscribe, please contact Rick DeChantal at Tribune Content Agency,... (Twin Falls Times-News)Apr 7, 2017
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The Farmhouse Restaurant, 13724 La Conner-Whitney Road, Mount Vernon. Free. 360-466-0382 or skagitart.com.ANACORTES QUILT WALKApril 6-13: Hours vary. See a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, modern and art quilts on display in downtown Anacortes businesses during regular shop hours. Maps available at participating merchants and the Anacortes Visitors Center. Free. 360-420-3462 or fidalgoislandquilters.com.ART IN A PICKLE BARNApril 6-13: Azusa Farm & Gardens, 14904 Highway 20, Mount Vernon. The 25th annual Skagit Art Association show will feature award-winning artists in a variety of media, including paintings, glass, photography and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 360-424-1580 or skagitart.org.ART AT THE SCHOOLHOUSEApril 6-13: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Members of the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild offer a variety of original artworks and demonstrations at the historic 1888 schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Free. 360-466-3821 or stanwoodarts.com.GARAGE SALE, ANTIQUES & MOREApril 7-8: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor St., Mount Vernon. Check out the “World’s Largest Garage Sale,” where more than 150 vendors will offer antiques, collectibles, toys, art, crafts, books, automotive, sporting goods, camping, hunting and fishing equipment, glassware, household items, furniture and more. Rain or shine. $3 admission, $3 parking. skagitcounty.net/garagesale.POSTER SIGNINGTulip Festival poster artist Trish Harding will sign 2017 festival posters and offer other artwork from 11 am. to 3 p.m.:April 8: Tulip Town, 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon.April 9: RoozenGaarde, 15867 Beaver Marsh Road, Mount Vernon.32ND ANNUAL TULIP RUNApril 8: Choose from the 5-mile run or 2-mile run/walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Skagit Regional Airport, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington. Register in advance or day of race starting at 7:30 a.m. Advance registration: $20 or $30 with shirt. Free for ages 10 and younger and 70 and older. 207-610-0532 or tuliprun.com.NOT SO IMPROMPTU KIWANIS TULIP PARADEApril 8: Starts at 2 p.m. Saturday in La Conner by the port and heads south on First Street. Join in the fun as a spectator or participant. No entry is too small or too wacky. 360-428-5959.ANACORTES SPRING WINE FESTIVALApril 8: The festival will feature 30 regional vintners and local restaurants from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Port Warehouse Event Center, 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes. Must be 21 or older. $55, includes tasting glass, unlimited wine tasting and bites. $80 VIP includes one-hour early admission. anacortes.org/springwinefestival or 360-293-7911.PACCAR OPEN HOUSEApril 8: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 12479 Farm to Market Road, Mount Vernon. The 242-acre site provides tes... (goskagit.com)Jan 8, 2016
Take a stormwatching hike in a hidden-gem park on Fidalgo Island
Here's also where to watch for wood ducks, whose males sport spectacular plumage, Machin says, noting that Anacortes High School science students have placed wood-duck boxes in trees around the pond.
I followed the trail past nurse logs, sword ferns, salal and salmonberry under a canopy of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock and alders toward Sares Head Viewpoint, the park's highest vista.
Be warned: Along with the whoosh of wind in the treetops I heard what locals call the "sound of freedom" from fighter jets on practice sorties out of nearby Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. On this stormy day I was able to mentally dismiss it as the rumble of distant thunder.
At a fork in the trail, look carefully for tiny directional signs affixed high on an alder tree: left for Sharpe Park/Sares Head, right for Montgomery Duban Headlands/Rocky Bluff. I went left, and soon another fork gave the choice of an upper trail or lower trail to Sares Head; I randomly chose the lower trail, which later seemed a good choice upon discovering that part of the upper trail had become a streambed on this rainy day.
The "chip, chip" of wrens from the underbrush accompanied me as the trail sloped gradually downward past a rocky mount thickly upholstered in small ferns. A few moss-coated, bigger firs, sometimes called "wolf trees," towered overhead as the sloping forest opened to glimpses of the water.
There was a bit of upping and downing until I found a viewpoint with a well-used bench atop a rocky bald dropping steeply to the water, far below.
I rotated my head from right to left to take in the panorama, starting with the succession of receding-into-mist San Juan island hilltops, then the endless swells - white as snow drifts - marching across Rosario Strait, to the bulge of Watmough Head on Lopez Island, the gray smear of clouds allowing peekaboo views of the Olympics, the entry islets just off Deception Pass, and, finally, the distant runways of the airfield on Whidbey's buffeted bluffs.
Behind me, bleached-gray fir snags - of doubtless appeal to roosting eagles on calmer days - hung over a grove of madrona saplings struggling to stake a claim.
Wind-pummeled, I didn't stay long, but the view was worth it.
The Sares Head walk is an easy 25-minute amble, just over a mile round-trip, with some moderate exertion. Other choices include several intersecting paths that can add up to a scenic 2.14-mile loop, including steeper terrain that takes you down closer to the water.
"On a little bluff perched above the water on the Porpoise Point Trail visitors can almost always spot harbor porpoises rising to the surface," Brian Adams says. "It's certainly one of my favorite places in the park."
Machin adds that, on foggy days, he has heard the eerie whoosh of whales spouting just offshore.
Wait for spring and you might miss the storms but you'll get another payoff as the rocky slopes burst with dainty wildflowers, including calypso orchids, chocolate, camas and fawn lilies, along with fairy slippers, shooting stars, yellow monkey flowers and coastal strawberry.