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Lady Bird Johnson was our champion of wildflowers because of the beauty and joy they bring to so many visitors and residents alike. She was a tireless promoter of beautification of America. Her flower roots are right here in Johnson City and Stonewall.
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BILL PURCELL, TEXAS WILDFLOWERS 2007: Web
EDWARDS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH GALLERIES: Web
GARY LIPE'S WILDFLOWERS: Web
GARY REGNER PHOTOGRAPHY, WILDFLOWER PICTURES: Web
HERRONSTOCK PHOTO GALLERY: Web
MURRY GRIGSBY, TEXAS WILDFLOWERS: Web
JO SPENCER, TEXAS WILDFLOWERS: Web. Lots of great photos accessible through the index at the bottom of the page.
RICH OLIVIERI, TEXAS BLUEBONNETS: Web
ROB GREEBON PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWERS: Web. A blog-style presentation of photos and scenic locations.
TEXAS WILDFLOWERS IN THE HILL COUNTRY OF CENTRAL TEXAS: Web
THIS YEAR'S CALENDAR OF WILDFLOWER FESTIVALS IN THE HILL COUNTRY: Click www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountryfestivals.html. Most are in April and May.
HILL COUNTRY WILDFLOWER TOUR: Web, select Travel, then Wildflowers. TXDOT Wildflower Hotline: 800-452-9292. Recording announces where wildflowers are to be found. Travel counselors available 8a-6p. Information available by 7 regions of the state, including the Hill Country. The TXDOT Department's wildflower effort is part of a vegetation management program encouraging the growth of native species that require less mowing and care. April is considered the prime month for blooming wildflowers. TXDOT spreads more than 33,000 pounds of wildflower seeds (over 30 varieties) along Teas highway rights of way each year.
KEEP BANDERA BEAUTIFUL: Web
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER: Imagine a place where everything is in its place. A place where the gardens, trails, and architecture celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Texas Hill Country. A place where people reconnect with the land and learn to appreciate the natural beauty, economic value, and environmental necessity of native plants. This place is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, in Austin. Web
LAKES AND HILLS, BURNET - BLUEBONNET CAPITAL: Web
LOST SPRINGS RANCH: Web
SCENIC ROUTES: The lack of rain this spring will make it less likely to see an abundance of wildflowers. It just not our turn this year unless you find a naturally moist area. Most of the back roads are normally brightened by the roadside beauty. One of the most popular half-day routes is TX 16 from Medina through Kerrville to Llano and San Saba. US 281, in parallel with TX 16, is also popular. The Willow City Loop in Willow City in north Gillespie County is particularly wonderful and an iconic area when folks think of Hill Country wildflowers (see more below). Most of the quiet back roads are where the real treasures are found, especially in the north Blanco County area, and Gillespie County. Truth is, if you just take your time traveling the roadways you will see the magnificent beauty of Hill Country wildflowers (provided there was rain in the spring). Happy scenic traveling!
RICH OLIVIERI, WILLOW CITY LOOP: Web
WILD ABOUT TEXAS WILDFLOWERS: Web. Sightings
WILDFLOWERS IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: VISIT FREDERICKSBURG TX: Web. YouTube video on wildflowers in Fredericksburg
- Bluebonnets: Mid-March, and peak the second week of April
- Greenthread: Late April and into June
- Indian Blanket: Late April through May
- Texas Paintbrush: Mid-March through April, and often grow side-by-side with bluebonnets
- Winecup: April through June
PLANT CONSERVATION ALLIANCE: Web. National Park Service initiative.
RICE UNIVERSITY, WILDFLOWERS: Web
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM (A&M): Web. Horticulture Program, Texas Cooperative Extension
TEXAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT) WIDLFLOWER RESOURCES: Web. Links to an extensive list of resource articles within the TXDOT system.
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE WILDFLOWER RESOURCES: Web. Links to lots of articles within the TPWD system, plus pictures and sightings. 800-452-9292 (counselors 8a-6p)
JACK COUNTY TEXAS WILDFLOWERS: Web. Photos
PHOTOS BY COLETTE: Web. Pictures of Texas Wildflowers
WILDFLOWER HAVEN: Web
WILDFLOWER SEED FARMS: Web. Located in Fredericksburg, TX. This commercial farm has an amazing display of vibrant wildflowers in season, along with a expansive store selling everything plant oriented. Gift shop, occasional live entertainment and restaurant. A must see destination.
EASY WILDFLOWERS: Web. About wildflower seeds and wildflower potted plants native to the Midwest and Eastern USA.
NATIVE AMERICAN SEED: Web. All about wildflower seeds.
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
An upscale Western-style Guest House Bed & Breakfast
in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
B&B Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!