Friday, April 13, 2018

Texas Bluebonnets Will Brighten Your Day

   We are joining Rosy and the gang from LLB in Our Backyard for Flower Friday! Hop over and see what else is blooming in Blogville.
   Texas and Bluebonnets go together like peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs or chips and salsa. The beautiful bluebonnet flower has been loved in the Lone Star state since cowboys settled the land. In the early days, Spanish priests gathered the seed and grew them at their missions. That is why some people believed the plant originated in Spain. This is not the case since the two-predominant species of bluebonnets grow naturally in Texas and no other place on earth.
   On our recent trip to the Blue Bell Creamery, we were excited to see fields of incredible purple flowers. It looked like a violet carpet and they had not reached their full peak yet. We are going back in a couple of weeks for more photos.
   Historian Jack Maguire once wrote, “It’s not only the state flower but also a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat.” That is saying a lot about this flower!
   This beautiful garden was outside the Blue Bell Creamery. The grounds of the company were lovely and very well-kept. I wish you could smell these blooms. They were magnificent!
Source: Aggie Horticulture
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  1. I bet da blooms smell good, but da ice cream smells even better.

  2. Congratulations on being a 4KNines contributor. They have the best seat covers out there in our opinion. No flowers here. We are going to have 6-12 inches of new snow by tomorrow night. Oh well, spring will come eventually.

  3. Love your Bluebonnets! They are such beautiful flowers!

  4. Wowsers, Bluebonnets AND Blue Bell?? Mama is totally jealous!!!
    Thanks for hopping with us today!
    Arty, Rosy & Jakey

  5. We would love to see a field of Bluebonnets!!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. We didn't know bluebonnets, and we never saw it before ! What a beautiful flower ! Purrs

  7. bluebonnets are really beautiful!
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. That really did brighten our day! Any color is much appreciated since we are still so lacking in it here.
    Look at you, learning so much about your new home state - great job! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. Our own version of lupines will be blooming in the next weeks. It'll be good to see how many have come back. Such a cheerful flower!

  10. So beautiful! Spring has definitely sprung there. :)

  11. I just love the bluebonnets, would love to see them in person sometime! DakotasDen


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