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Re: Texas bluebonnets


winecup maybe?  Callirhoe something or another - also called poppy mallow by some?

P

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 16 Mar 2003 16:37:46 EST

>No, I know Indian paintbrush well.  The one I never could identify, even with 
>several wildflower guides was a very small, creeping plant with 
>magenta-purple flowers that just covered whole areas of the desert.  
>Beautiful! As I remember, the plants were only a few inches high and the 
>blossoms about an inch or less across.  
>
>n a message dated 03/16/2003 3:06:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>
>> 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.         
>> >Auralie
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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