Texas Bluebonnets

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

March 26, 2011

The Texas Bluebonnets are beginning to poke their noses out of the ground. Photos were taken on Friday, March 25. Here's a sample for your enjoyment.

Texas Bluebonnet
Lupinus texensis(Fabaceae)

A hardy winter annual native to Texas. Adopted as the "State Flower of Texas", this is the most commonly seen variety along roadsides and in uncultivated pastures throughout the state. Flowers are densely arranged on a spike with a characteristic ice white terminal tip. Bluebonnets cannot tolerate poorly drained, clay based soils. Seed planted in poorly drained soils will germinate, but plants will never fully develop. Seedlings will become either stunted or turn yellow and soon die. Prefers a sloped area in light to gravelly, well-drained soil. Requires full sun.

 

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Rainmaker
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Richard,

I hope you spot some Bluebonnets enroute to Coppell! Have a great day!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 03:48 AM #20
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Don,

Enjoy the Bluebbonnets along the TX highways! Have a great day!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 03:49 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Sheila,

It could be the Lupinus, also called Texas Bluebonnet here in Texas. I can't believe they would only grow here and no other state.

Have a great day and thanks!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 03:52 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Gary,

These were taken on Lexington, behind the Krogers and there is a Rhuesadil Farms sign there too! They are also growing along 3040. Take Morris, hand a left on Flower Mound Road and they will be on the left hand side. You can't miss them at either location.

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 03:54 AM #23
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Sharon Lee
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Good Morning Patricia-I love those Texas Bluebonnets. I was in a nursery the other day and saw a weeping cherry. I am thinking I might buy one to go in the yard. I also took some pics of spring flowers and bushes around here that I have to post. I have to get my laptop out as they won't download directly from the computer to mydesktop anymore, don't know whether it is my cord or not. Have a super Saturday

Mar 26, 2011 04:03 AM #24
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Michael Delaware
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Patricia,

Simply beautiful!  Makes me want to run through the field!

Thanks

Michael

Mar 26, 2011 06:10 AM #25
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Melanie Hedrick
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Hi Patricia -- I love the photographs you put in your posts.  The bluebonnets are spectacular!

Mar 26, 2011 06:16 AM #26
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Hi Sharon,

I'll be anxious to see your weeping cherries. I'll be they are quite spectacular! Planting is the hard part, but the rewards are many!

I'm looking forward to seeing them after you get it downloaded. Good luck and have fun!

Plant a tree or a garden- make the world a better place!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 06:27 AM #27
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Michael,

I'm glad you said that because that's EXACTLY what I did! It was like being in Heaven!

I did look up every now and then to make sure nobody was watching, but I didn't notice anyone - it was just me and the Bluebonnets and I was HAPPY!  :) Let's hope I don't end up on FACEBOOK on sombody's YouTube video!

As always, it's great to hear from you!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 06:31 AM #28
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Melanie,

That makes me happy to hear that you enjoy it as much as I do!

Thank you!

Patricia

Mar 26, 2011 06:32 AM #29
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Maggie McFarland
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Hi Patricia; Thanks for the picture of the Bluebonnets. I love this time a year! You see these and some of the Texas paintbrushes as you are driving.  Makes you feel the Spring in the air!

Mar 26, 2011 11:20 AM #30
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Mike Yeo
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Patricia,

I can't wait to find some area in the DFW area to take photos. Beautiful.

Mar 27, 2011 12:57 AM #31
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Hi Maggie,

I'm glad you appreciated the picture of the Bluebonnets. They made my heart sing with joy too and I hope the Indian Painbrushes will be soon to follow. Like you and many others, I love this time of the year too!

Thank you.

Patricia

Mar 27, 2011 02:58 AM #32
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Hi Mike,

I haven't seen them in Plano or Richardson either yet. But they did start popping up in a few areas in Flower Mound. I hope you'll find them soon and post them ActiveRain.

Thank you.

Patricia

Mar 27, 2011 02:59 AM #33
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Michelle Gibson
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Patricia - What a gorgeous site, the perfect place for a family picture.

Mar 27, 2011 09:52 AM #34
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Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

The first photo is beautiful.

Mar 27, 2011 10:05 AM #35
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Hi Michelle,

Many people do take advantage of the Bluebonnets and stop to take family photographs. It's a great tradition here in Texas. I hope you get to enjoy the fields of Bluebonnets some day.

Thank you!

Patricia

Mar 27, 2011 12:02 PM #36
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Lee,

That one was my favorite too! Thanks!

Patricia

Mar 27, 2011 12:02 PM #37
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Roy Kelley
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Have an outstanding weekend and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the colors of spring.

 Life is better when there are flowers to photograph!

Apr 01, 2011 07:48 AM #38
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Hi Roy,

The Bluebonnets are growing in abundance. They are beautiful! Enjoy all the beauty that is yours today!

Patricia

Apr 01, 2011 03:56 PM #39
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