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Re: Texas bluebonnets

If the flowers were orange - it was Indian paintbrush which grows w/ the
bluebonnets all over the state. Stunning combo. Was never that crazy
about LBJ but Lady Bird has done a wonderful job here in Texas w/ the
beautification program.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 16 Mar 2003 11:48:54 EST

>In a message dated 03/15/2003 8:25:06 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> My friends! For those of you not fortunate enough to live in Texas (I
>> can see your eyes rolling now), let me tell you the bluebonnets have
>> begun to bloom.
>> Pat's are bigger and have more blooms because she has sandier soil which
>> they love. But even in my amended clay - they have started to bloom. In
>> a week or two, the roadsides will be rife w/ them! Just in time for
>> Jesse's visit, may be one of the few things she misses about Texas. And
>> when they are blooming alongside blue anemone blanda, ipheions, Siberian
>> squill, grape hyacinths and vinca - well it's a beautiful blue symphony.
>We were in the Big Bend National Park two years ago when they said the 
>wildflowers were the best in many years.  On the approach to the park from 
>Marathon, the roads were lined for literally miles with the blankets of blue. 
> It was indeed a spectacular sight.  Of course there were other splendid 
>wildflowers, too, some of which I was never able to identify.  We were so 
>fortunate to visit at that time.  Truly Texas is blessed.               
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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