Goodbye Bluebonnets! The state flower of Texas is slowly making its departure from roadsides and open fields. First appearing in early March, the bluebonnets usually leave us around mid-April, lingering a little longer as you head westward into the Texas Hill Country.
While the bluebonnets might be gone, many other wildflowers have taken their place. Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady and wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, was instrumental in the beautification of Texas. Her programs planted wildflowers along Texas highways, even founding a Wildflower Center in South Austin.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is open year round featuring plant sales, special exhibits, and guided tours through the beautiful gardens. Something is always in season, so this makes a wonderful outing for a family or group at any time of year.