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Well people have been saying that they can't find any bluebonnets, the really thick patches of bluebonnets. I think I found a pretty good little spot of them right up here between Fredericksburg and Stonewall on Highway 290. And the reason these are looking so good is because they've been cultivated.

That's right we have John Thomas of WildSeed Incorporated up there that's actually growing these as a field crop so to make sure that they get plenty of fertilizer. That's right they make their own, but they need a little extra if they're going to be big and pretty like this. And also be big and pretty so you can come see them. But he's cultivated these so that we will have plenty of bluebonnet seed next year for the highways and also for you planting out in your yard.

So if you want to see this beautiful display come on up to WildSeed on Highway 290 between Stonewall and Fredericksburg. And what else you can see, if you look over my shoulder you'll see another plant that was seeded in the fall, which bluebonnets are. Don't try to go plant bluebonnets now, it's too late. You plant those seeds in the fall, or transplants, and same way with the red corn poppies behind me. And they will be spectacular at the same time that the bluebonnets are.

So we don't have to settle for just one flower in the spring. If we plant the right thing in the fall we can be sure to have both of them. You can get all the seeds and information at that location of Wild Seed Incorporated on Highway 290 between Stonewall and Fredericksburg. (Website:

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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