Each spring these beauties bring back my earliest childhood memories of driving from our home in Houston to visit my grandparents in Austin. The patches of blue on the hillsides along the way looked like blue velvet blankets to me.
I lived outside Texas for many years and the photo of Bluebonnets I kept on my desk was a great conversation starter everywhere from southern California to Boston. The conversation usually began with "you must be a Texan...."
No surprise that I chose to grow Bluebonnets in my backyard here in San Antonio.
The Bluebonnet patch began three years ago with a few plants and this year we expanded it to a new garden area. This is the best year for them by far.
We'll have hundreds of seeds for next year.
Bluebonnets are more than just a wildflower. They are something magical.
Join Carol at May Dreams Gardens and other garden bloggers from around the world to see what's blooming for GBBD March 2012.