It’s about to be the most beautiful time of year in Texas. Yes, the wildflowers are back.
A few wildflowers have already started to bloom in central Austin and the experts at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center only expect more to follow suit in the coming weeks. In a press release, the Wildflower Center explained that bluebonnets usually peak in the first week of April and they expect them to do the same this year.
Unlike last year, when our warm and wet winter brought out the wildflowers unusually early, this year is expected to be more typical. “With a slightly drier fall and winter, and cold snaps throughout the winter, wildflowers are taking the usual time to send forth their flower buds and unfurl their petals,” explained the Wildflower Center in their press release. “The warmer days last week and recent rainfall should help signal the plants to proceed as expected.”