Bernice H
Bernice H
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Asked on Apr 10, 2012

Texas bluebells...beautiful!

Ginger LoweShirley ShelburnJan Stroh
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My friend in Texas, Tamara sent these pictures. These are bluebells. How wonderful to see beautiful flowers as far as the eye can see.
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42 answers
  • Bernice H
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Another bluebell in Texas picture. Enjoy!

    q texas bluebells beautiful, flowers, gardening, Another one
  • Miriam I
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Bernice, these are unbelievable. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • These are fab pictures - would make great screensaver backgrounds on a laptop or cover pic for a facebook page!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Wow...I guess texas is not just oil wells and sagebrush...LOL

  • Betty
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Can bluebells grow in GA

  • What a great looking field. And one of my favorite colors

  • Tamara B
    on Apr 10, 2012

    They are called BLUEBONNETS -- thank you so much for posting them!!!Tam, your textralian friend

  • Ana M
    on Apr 10, 2012

    gorgeous!!!!

  • Bernice H
    on Apr 10, 2012

    OOps! Of course you are right Tam, BlueBONNETTS not bluebells...see . What do I know? I just know they are loverlly!

  • Teresa D
    on Apr 10, 2012

    They are blue-tiful!

  • Sherrie S
    on Apr 10, 2012

    Bernice H, Blue whatever are gorgeous. I also like the golden dog. What a beautiful picture.

  • Jan Britt Interiors
    on Apr 11, 2012

    I just saw these bluebells in Texas myself. They are unbelievably beautiful in person.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 11, 2012

    There's nothing like a big swath of blue in spring whether it be bluebonnets in Texas, bluebells in Virginia or English bluebells.

  • Wendy B
    on Apr 11, 2012

    wow!

  • Laura S
    on Apr 11, 2012

    When I was little we lived in a small town called Dickinson, TX. I miss these flowers and the Indian Paintbrush. So pretty

  • Dennie S
    on Apr 11, 2012

    Garden of Eden!!

  • Erica Glasener
    on Apr 11, 2012

    They are even more beautiful in person.

  • Ann W
    on Apr 11, 2012

    wow

  • Mary Alice M
    on Apr 12, 2012

    I love blue bonnets! This year we've an abundance of them out on the highways outside of S.A. Tx., and they are growing like crazy inside the city as well!!

  • A neighbor years ago had a 10 acre plot filled with blue flowers...he used to park a boat in the middle of it and you'd swear from a distance that you were looking at a lake

  • Bernice H
    on Apr 12, 2012

    @ Handy Andy...I would have loved to have seen that! Sounds awesome and breathtaking. I am so happy all of you are enjoying the Bluebonnets, as I did. Thanks for sharing your comments.

  • Beth at Unskinny Boppy
    on Apr 12, 2012

    Ahhh that looks stunning. They are a site to behold.

  • Sun79032
    on Apr 12, 2012

    They're Bluebonnets, not bluebells. Those are a different flower. Here in Tx. we see these first every spring. They are beautiful. Thanks, Ladybird!

  • Bernice H
    on Apr 12, 2012

    @Diane ...what do you mean? Ladybird Johnson planted these? Not by herself of course, but do you have a little history here on Bluebonnets?

  • Trish Thornton
    on Apr 12, 2012

    These are called bluebonnets!

  • Erica Glasener
    on Apr 12, 2012

    For anyone interested the botanical name is Lupinus texensis (a type of lupine)

  • Betty
    on Apr 12, 2012

    So can they grow in GA

  • Joan R
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Yes, if you are not in the mountains. They grow in the Piedmont area of Virginia.

  • Lora S
    on Apr 13, 2012

    Heard on the news, here in Texas, recently, to be careful where you plop your kids down for their annual 'sitting in the bluebonnets" picture because the snakes are abundant this year! :)

  • Cindy M
    on Apr 14, 2012

    Very Wow, so beautiful.

  • Irene
    on May 25, 2012

    nope, they are not bluebells but BLUEBONNETS!!

  • Bernice H
    on May 25, 2012

    Miriam has posted a more magnificent picture of bluebonnets..she also has a picture of rattlers in them that she hasnt posted yet, i think.

  • Sun79032
    on Jun 7, 2012

    @Bernice H, Ladybird Johnson was the one to start our state with the beautiful wildflowers such as Bluebonnets. There are roads that have different wildflowers growing all year, but the Blluebonnets seem to be the favorites and the most plentiful. After the bluebonnets are gone there are other wildflowers that bloom. In some areas along the major roadways, mowing the medians cannot be done until the last of the wildflowers bloom. Yes, depending on where you are, you must be careful of snakes and other creatures lurking about. Never good to step into someplace you cannot see well.

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 7, 2012

    Thanks Diane, when did she do this, how extensive was it? Wasnt she the one who got bill boards banned? Not sure!

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 7, 2012

    Oh and Diane , love LOVE the kitty face, is he/she yours?

  • Sun79032
    on Jun 18, 2012

    @Bernice, Yes, she was ours for about 8 years until she developed a severe allergy to food. Yes, this is a real thing in cats. She went from 14 lbs to 7.5 over a period of 6 months while we did testing & tried every type of food we could find. It was a blessing when we finally put her down last year. I thot I had already answered you, but I don't see it here...I don't remember when she did it & it was state wide. Not sure about the billboards. Maybe a google search will turn up answers for you?????

  • Bernice H
    on Jun 18, 2012

    Oh Diane, I am so sorry to hear that. 6 months is a long time to worry and care for a kitty who can't tell you what is going in. My black chichi is 18, she is in good health, but we always wonder....anyway, yours has such a sweet face! Love her!

  • Julie Warren
    on Apr 7, 2015

    They aren't bluebells. They are BLUEBONNETS!!

    • Bernice H
      on Apr 7, 2015

      @Julie Warren yes thank you , I was wrong , so many have informed me...however on the news last night I saw some children romping through the bluebonnets,and I couldn't help think of the picture I posted of the great big big snake in the bluebonnets...yikes.

  • Lois Franklin
    on Aug 17, 2015

    Yes, they are Texas Bluebonnets and the little shocks of red/orange in the first picture are Indian Paintbrush. Found some on the place I bought this past year and now, after being in Texas for more than 45 years, I've got Bluebonnets of my own! LOL!

  • Jan Stroh
    on Mar 26, 2016

    These are Bluebonnets, not Blue Bells. Thanks you.

  • Shirley Shelburn
    on Mar 28, 2016

    Bluebonnets!! Not bluebells. We also have pink and white in Texas.

  • Ginger Lowe
    on May 4, 2016

    They are Indian paintbrush

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