wildflowers

Jun 22nd, 2005, 11:17 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 712
wildflowers

If we traveled to texas the last week in april is there any place we could still expect to see wildflowers in bloom?

thanks
Joanel is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2005, 02:58 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 371
We just had friends from Texas visiting us and I asked when the best time to come for the wildflowers...they said between from mid-April to the end of April. I would suspect a lot depends on the weather, but when we drove through Texas the end of April we saw lots of wildflowers...but that was about the end of the flowers too.
mamajo is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:35 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 712
Where in texas did you drive the end of April?
Joanel is offline  
Jun 22nd, 2005, 06:48 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,189
We were in Big Bend National Park the last week of April 2002 and the cactus were in bloom. They were everywhere as we drove on Hwy 90 from the intersection of 385 & 90 all the way to Del Rio.

From Del Rio to San Antonio on Hwy 90 there were all kinds of wildflowers on the sides of the road and in the medium.

Utahtea
utahtea is offline  
Jun 23rd, 2005, 03:11 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 371
Joanel, we were driving through Texas to Arizona on I-10 and saw the wildflowers, or what was left of them on the interstate. On the way back we spent a week in the Texas Hill Country @ Canyon Lake and our friends would take us to various places around their home in Fredericksburg. We plan on visiting them next Spring.
mamajo is offline  
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:57 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 334
The most spectacular wildflowers in Texas are the bluebonnets that grow along the roadways in central and north Texas. The state of Texas seeds this flower all along many highways and interstates. The best viewing areas are in central Texas outside of Austin, around Burnet to Fredricksburg. In north Texas the area around Ennis is a great viewing area.

The season is from late March through April. Depending on the weather the end of April might be a little late but you will probably still see some.

Growing along with the bluebonnets there are other wildflowers such as Indian Paintbrushes.

Also if you are in the Austin area check out the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center where you can walk through the gardens.

Google Texas Bluebonnet Trails or Burnet or Ennis and you should find lots more info.
vinolover is offline  
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:05 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 268
Texas Department of Transportation will have a map as the wildflowers bloom. The following is a link to TXDOT page on wildflowers. It has links to other sites that can be helpful. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/mnt/wildf...f_fasfacts.htm

Late April is usually the tail end of the season. The Hill Country's wildflower season lasts longer since it is cooler than closer to the coast.
LDLee is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
pollyvw
United States
6
Jul 12th, 2007 04:14 PM
TxTravelPro
United States
4
Mar 16th, 2007 01:00 PM
bb7
United States
4
Jan 18th, 2007 08:42 AM
Gourmand
United States
4
Apr 6th, 2005 10:00 AM
celfan
United States
5
Jan 28th, 2003 06:47 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:35 PM.