Bluebonnets around Austin

ibheriMarch 26, 2013

Hi All,

My family is having a get together coming weekend in Austin and have lot of cousins flying in from other parts of the country. I was hoping to take them on a Bluebonnet tour.
Please suggest popular routes or sightings around Austin.


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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Unfortunately the bluebonnet show is not great in the Hill Country west of Austin this year. We've had very little rain. I've heard that it is better to the east of Austin.

Your best bet would be to check sites like the one linked below for updates from various places. There are several other similar sites out there too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wildflower watch

    Bookmark   March 26, 2013 at 1:27PM
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ilovemyroses(8 Dallas TX)

Just got back from the Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham. There were tons of bluebonnets in that area, yes, east of Austin, around Independence. A great time to visit ARE, everything is looking GREAT!!!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 7:55AM
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Thank you for the feedback. I checked with the lady Johnson wildflower center. They said they were watering their patches so we will try and go there.

I'd love to visit ARE around this time of the year. We generally do a bluebonnet tour around Washington county, since we are in Austin for the weekend thought of doing a local tour around Austin.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 3:34PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I am out Hamilton pool area west of town, and there are NONE out here. We are dry as a bone. Hardly any wildflowers to speak of except blackfoot daisies. My girlfriend lives east on Weberville road and she is covered in flowers.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 11:14PM
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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

I'm seeing patches of Bluebonnets along hwy 71 between Spicewood and Bee Caves. Doesn't seem like a good year where I live. Wildseed Farm where I passed through Frederickburg had red bluebonnets last weekend. Looked awesome. Never saw that many red ones.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 2:30PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

The area west of us when they get into the decomposed granite is great usually for blue bonnets. I don't know about this year. They have been low on rain too.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 3:06PM
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Just saw this, I drive by St. Edwards every day on my way to work, and there are a couple of beautiful hillsides on St. Edward's Drive-back side of the campus.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2013 at 9:59PM
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