Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Texas bluebonnet is our state flower and is as much associated with Texas as cowboy boots and Stetsons. Seeds are raked into the soil in September and October so the flower will bloom in the Spring. Too much rainfall is a determent to lush fields of bluebonnets; the plant prefers moderate to a somewhat dry winter. The cold temperatures develop the root system.
This is one of my favorite pictures representative of the Texas Hill Country.
The bluebonnet is so vibrant and beautiful that a field full of the flower will literally take your breath away. While the bluebonnet grows in every part of the state the concentration of the flower grows in the Texas Hill Country. A town or county that receives a a bluebonnet trail designation is greatly prized and a great tourist attraction. Fredericksburg is one of those towns to have the trail designation. I've mentioned Fredericksburg, which is a little under 40 miles from my house, often in this blog. Fredericksburg and Wimberley are two of my most favorite places to go and most of the rest of the state feels the same. People flock to these two little town throughout the year and especially during bluebonnet season.
Until next time, God bless.