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Our Texas Bluebonnets

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Our Texas Bluebonnets 

We are proud of our Lupinus Texensis or more commmonly know as Texas Bluebonnets! They grow wild on our property every spring in huge batches along the street and all over our 5 acres.  They are the states official "Texas State Flower" so they are not allowed to be picked!

They last from mid April until June. Even when they start fading & look more like weeds, we do not mow them until mid to late June when the brown foliage overpowers the beautiful blues. This allows them time to seed & germinate during the winter months,  so we are insured they come back every year! 

They grow to about 6 inches tall with a pretty white top. The best thing is the deer that roam around out here don't eat them! It is so hard to find plants the deer don't like! 

We have people stop all the time to take pictures in them. I told my husband I was going to put a sign up that said "$10 for photos with the bluebonnets"! Of course, I didn't do it, I want everyone to enjoy them as much as we do! 

Another great thing about the huge patches of bluebonnets is we don't have to mow as much. Mowing 5 acres can take time but the bluebonnets give us a break from having to spend hours on the mower! 

One of the best places to see these beautiful state flowers is Ennis Texas, which is know as the "Official Bluebonnet City in Texas." Located south of Dallas they have a trail of bluebonnets that is said to be the oldest blubonnet trail in Texas! They have a bluebonnet festival every year too! 

HERE is the link to their website, if you want to see more of these beatiful flowers! 


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Tracy Lee Parker

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Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I have driven through the state and seen the rolling blue tinted fields. I did not know they stay that long,

May 22, 2023 12:22 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tracy, this is quite the beauty, and would be something to stop and photograph.

May 22, 2023 02:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I absolutely LOVE your state flower, Tracy! And, I understand why you would want them to spread throughout a large part of your 5-acre lot - that's a lot of mowing to do, for sure! Great pictures and I enjoyed what you had to say about the bluebonnets too. 300 words wasn't hard at all, was it?!!

Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge, Tracy!

May 23, 2023 06:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 29, 2023 10:41 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Bluebonnets are so beautiful!  I didn'tknow that they how they could re-seed - so thank you for that.  My youngest daughter lives in Frisco. I'll have to share this with her as well.  Great entry!

May 29, 2023 11:22 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Tracy Lee Parker ,

I love our Texas Bluebonnets and we've had quite the showing patches in and around Austin. I've never been to  Ennis Texas, which is know as the "Official Bluebonnet City in Texas" or their Festival! Sounds like something I need to make time to see!

Jun 06, 2023 10:11 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

They are beautiful. We have a wild yellow flower here but do not know what they are called.

Jun 09, 2023 08:19 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

What great pictures of a simple and yet beautiful flower.  Thank you for sharing.

Aug 02, 2023 07:42 AM