They say April showers bring May flowers, but these blooms just couldn't wait that long.
The tulips have started to color the fields at the new Wicked Tulips Flower Farm location at 400 Hog House Hill Roadd in Exeter, Rhode Island, and the season's grand opening is on the way.
Though most of the rows of "show" tulips have yet to emerge, tens of thousands of U-pick-em blooms were ready to go this weekend, sparking a last-minute soft opening at the farm for locals.
Enough of these blooms remain that they are continuing the pre-season event both today (Monday, April 19) and tomorrow.
That means you can head to the farm and start picking tulips, but can't see the full fields with their wide variety of blooms just yet.
Personally, I loved this. I got to take my girls while it was a little quieter and do the part we like best, pick from the rows of random yet beautiful tulips.
For others, waiting until everything is blooming and the picture taking is at its peak is the preferred way to take in Wicked Tulips – and that isn't far off.
The farm is planning to officially open with everything blooming by this Friday. Tickets typically go fast for this seasonal family favorite, so make sure you nab yours as soon as they become available.
And there are a few more tips to making the most of your Wicked Tulips Flower Farm trip in these post-COVID times.

Tips To Making the Most of Your Tulip Time

Rhode Island's Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Exeter is a seasonal family favorite, but getting there can be quite the trek. Use these helpful hints to make the most of your time among the flowers and never feel like you forgot something at home.