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Daffodil parade wows spectators

by webdev

April 12, 2011

A popular spring flower, the daffodil, was again the star of the annual Daffodil Parade and Festival in Washington state.

The parade, which is a celebration of the spring season, travels through four Pierce County, Washington, cities - Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting - in one day and is seen by an estimated 60,000 people.

"Putting on one parade is difficult enough," the Daffodil Festival's Susan McGuire told the News Tribune. "We're the only ones in the country crazy enough to put on four parades in four communities in one day."

According to the Seattle Times, the parade features about 40 daffodil-covered floats and more than 80 other entries, including marching bands, classic cars and more.

The parade has been taking place in the Tacoma, Washington, area for nearly 80 years.

The Puyallup Valley is a leading grower of daffodils, with about 200 varieties being grown locally, including the popular King Alfred daffodil.

According to DaffodilFestival.net, in recent years, the industry has found a lucrative market in cut flowers, each year selling more than 20 million daffodil buds, 8 million tulip buds and one million iris buds.

These popular flowers make ideal spring flower bouquets. They can also be used to create Easter flower arrangements, Mother's Day flower gifts and Secretaries Day flowers. They are also ideal for prom flowers and for graduation gifts.

 

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