The Blanco Lavender Festival is underway in the Texas Hill Country this weekend, June 8 - 10. The drought has clearly taken its toll on the lavender farms but it's still a good time to visit the historic towns of Blanco, Johnson City, and Wimberley.
Lavender plants in bloom
Beautiful vistas of the hill country
Plenty of lavender plants available
Wildflowers are lovely too
This winecup was the subject of some interest from a couple of visitors.
"What's this flower" she said
"It's a weed" he said
I offered "It's a winecup, one of our native wildflowers. It may be a weed to some, but a wildflower to me!"
She was pleased. He not so much. Oh well.
There's also plenty to see and do at the festival on the beautiful Old Blanco County Courthouse grounds. Vendor tents go all the way around the building in double rows.
Gorgeous plants for sale
Colorful garden art too
Can't get enough of these vintage stone buildings in the Texas Hill Country
The Blanco Lavender Festival is going on now through Sunday June 10th.
I'll be posting photos of our tour of beautiful Texas Hill Country back roads soon.