Saturday, October 4, 2008

Think Spring

Although this Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis, may scream springtime, it's time to start thinking wildflowers! If you want to grow Bluebonnets from seed, they need to be in the ground in October or November. I like to scarify my seed first! Line a coffee can with rough sandpaper and put your seed into it. I leave my can in the kitchen and every time I pass it, it gets a few shakes. After a week of shaking, they're ready to go in the ground.

2 comments:

Jan said...

I planted bluebonnets for the first time last year, and they looked great. I am just getting ready to plant some seeds this weekend. I bought plants last year, so I hope the seed do as well.

Jan
Always Growing

Meems said...

Those are really pretty. I got to see them when I visited Texas years ago... they are awesome.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel