As I was pulling nutgrass out the other day, I noticed a new little bluebonnet plant. That reminded me that this is the time of the year to get my bluebonnet seed planted. If you want to know how to grow bluebonnets, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has some good info. Here in Harlingen, I could always find bulk seed at Grimell's - but this year they had none and suggested I order from Wildseed Farms out of Fredericksburg. (1/4 lb is $7.45 and contains about 450 seeds). The perfect temps for germination is 55-70 degrees and that will be our temp range soon.
I stopped by Stuart Place Nursery and picked up some 6-packs. If you haven't been there since they re-opened, it's worth your visit. The staff is both knowledgable and helpful and the plants look terrific!
If anyone knows nurseries in the Rio Grande Valley that have bluebonnet seed in stock, please "comment" and let us know. Here's hoping our drought is over and we have lots of beautiful Texas wildflowers next spring!