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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:12 PM
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3 pictures of wildflowers in South Central Texas 2010





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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:55 PM
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1. Beautiful
Makes me a bit "homesick." We used to just drive around and gape when the wildflowers were good near San Antonio. There must have been some rain at the right time this year. Bluebonnets rock! These look like paintings.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:02 PM
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2. Those are unbelievably gorgeous
Now there is something for Texas to brag about. I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful fields of wildflowers. No wonder Lady Bird had such a thing for them.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 11:39 AM
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3. Very cool!
I like how the second one seems a bit like a spectrum of color........ :bounce:
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 01:37 PM
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4. Wasn't it thanks to Lady Bird Johnson
that there are so many beautiful roadside wildflowers in Texas?
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 01:45 PM
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5. Not really
They preceded her. Texas has always been known for fields of bluebonnets. But her wildflower center in Austin is pretty interesting. They are huge promoters of using native landscaping, and their whole landscape is based on that. They don't believe in watering plants. So, if you are in a dry part of the country, don't plant grass that has to be watered and/or sprayed. I have to say that when I went there it hadn't rained in awhile and the plants were a bit straggly.

But I wish that trend would catch on. How much fun to show my grandson patches of clover in our yard rather than telling him he can't touch the recently sprayed lawn of a neighbor. Grrr, pet peeve of mine, though they might object to my yard as well.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 02:02 PM
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6. We have flowers similar to bluebonnets here,
except they're purple lupines. I guess they're all in the same family.

I'm kind of natural gardener myself, although I do water my flowers when it's dry. I have one big bed in front of our house that is all an Alaska wildflower mix. They are really beautiful in the late summer. We've taken up so much of our already small yard with flower and vegetable gardens that it only takes about five minutes to mow the lawn. :) I won't let my husband use pesticides. I've spent hours and days digging up dandelions, but no weed 'n' feed, no way.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 05:08 PM
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7. Bluebonnets are lupines. They are shorter than the ones in
CA and maybe where you live. Same beautiful deep blue, though.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 08:22 PM
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8. I'm very happy to get to see these. The fields are gorgeous and the shots
show them off.
Thanks!!!
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 09:47 PM
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9. Absolutely lovely!
That first one just takes my breath away. :hi:
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