Texas in Bloom

The official state flower may be the bluebonnet, but Texas grows an array of different flowers and plant life.

The official state flower may be the bluebonnet, but Texas grows an array of different flowers and plant life.  With such a big state, there’s something blooming almost everywhere.

For fresh, beautiful lavender, head to the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm in Brenham.  This 23 acre family owned farm in Southeastern Texas is home to about 3000 plants, and counting.  From March through November you can peruse the farm, gather your own lavender, and enjoy some of nature’s wonderful aromas – free of charge!

After you’re done cutting your lavender, or if you don’t feel like gathering your own, check out the farm’s gift shop, aptly named the Lavender Patch.  Here you can find cut lavender, canned jams, fresh pastries, candles, gifts, aromatherapy items, and lavender bars and soaps.

East of Dallas in Tyler, Texas lies the Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail.  This eight mile trail is open from March 21st through April 6th and offers visitors the chance to see historic homes and gardens.  After exploring the trail, be sure to check out the many events happening in Tyler.

This spring, take a step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some time enjoying the abundant flower and plant life that makes Texas so beautiful.

 

by Elizabeth Toedt

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