Carlsbad Flower Fields shown in photo by Ron Singer are open in the spring through May each year (www.theflowerfields.com)
By Ron Singer:
Every Spring in the city of Carlsbad, Ca. you can see 50 acres of Ranunculus in bloom.
You can walk the fields and take pictures or you can take a ride in a horse drawn red wagon.
The fields today are a direct result of over 85 years of floral cultivation that began when Luther Gage, an early settler and grower settled in the area in the early 1920's.
He brought Ranunculus seeds to the area and began growing them.
Originally the flowers were single petal and ranged in shades of red and yellow.
The beautiful colors and fullness of the flowers you see today are due to the careful selection done by Edwin Frazee over many years.
Today, the Flower Fields are a tourist attraction in Carlsbad with plenty of free parking.
They display many other flowers including a large area set aside for orchids.
Near by there are roses displayed by Armstrong Nurseries.