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Old 03-29-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Default Good Places to see the Blue Bonnets around Houston?

Howdy everyone! I've been in Houston from overseas for more than a year now and last year we went to see the famous blue bonnets around Brenham but because of the drought, there isn't much to see. However, yesterday I drove from College Station to Houston, and along 290, the flowers are in full bloom, very beautiful. So is the triangular area between highway 6, 290 and 105 a good area to view the flowers? Or is there any other places? I plan to take my family to have a look, thank you all!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: League City
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I thought Brenham was the best area near Houston. Also take the highway north of Brenham, and try the highway south of Brenham from Bellville, etc. Drive out to Washington, Tx. I would say spend an evening at a B&B in Brenham and ask the locals where the best areas are. That's kinda what we did a few years ago.

We spent an evening in another place near Houston and all the roads around it were full of all sorts of wildflowers (about 2 years ago), but I don't know how it is this year. Search for Cat Springs, Tx.

If you want to see lots of different wildflowers of all colors, then head to the Hill Country around Fredericksburg. If they are in full bloom, it is definitely worth the drive. There is a place called Wildseed Farms that is worth the trip alone.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Several weeks ago, I was picking-up some family at IAH and noticed bluebonnets around the entrance to the airport. It just served as a another reminder why it's good to be in Texas.

I've haven't been on a "bluebonnet drive" in awhile but the drive from Houston to Austin during the season would take you through and close to a number of wildflower areas.

Speaking of wildflowers reminded me of Lady Bird Johnson. Anybody been to the Wildflower Center in Austin?

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin

I haven't been and am just wondering what it's like.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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For those who want to stay in the city: Terry Hershey Park has several hills full of them. Most of them seem to be on the hills near the creek bridges.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Do a search for Old Baylor College road. We took family pictures out there a while back and they turned out beautifully.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Texas Wildflower Sightings
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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South Brasewood about 3 to 4 blks west of Stella Link right next to the rail road tracks. Also along the bayou @ TC Jester & 610 north
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: London, England
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I had to walk a cool minute from my house to capture these photos

Texas Bluebonnets, Spring 2012 - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/la_superstar/sets/72157629624483473 - broken link)
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Head up towards College Station or Brenham.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Originally Posted by DaveGl View Post
Several weeks ago, I was picking-up some family at IAH and noticed bluebonnets around the entrance to the airport. It just served as a another reminder why it's good to be in Texas.

I've haven't been on a "bluebonnet drive" in awhile but the drive from Houston to Austin during the season would take you through and close to a number of wildflower areas.
I just did this drive and it was beautiful. There were TONS of bluebonnets as well as other wildflowers.
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