Sunday, April 22, 2018

Texas—Visiting Ennis for Bluebonnet Trails Festival

Every year there will be a Bluebonnet Trails Festival held in April at Ennis, Texas .  You can go there to  enjoy 3 days of Arts and Crafts, Bluebonnet Souvenirs, Children's Activities, Exciting Live Music, and most importantly view the seasonal wildflower show in the Ennis neighborhood.

Bluebonnet Trails

Ennis was designated by the 1997 State Legislature as the home of the Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail best of Japanand was designated the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas. 

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. 

The Ennis Garden Club will drive the trails to check the bloom status each week starting in April. The Club then reports to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau about the latest status of the bluebonnets so that visitors can be well informed where the best flowers are on the trails at the time of their visit. 

Each year, the bluebonnets will appear on different trails as these are natural to the area. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so please check this website or call 972-878-4748 before your visit. 

Photos Taken on 04/22/2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dallas Blooms 2018―A World of Flowers

Dallas Blooms starts from February 24 to April 8 and the theme of 2018 is "A World of Flowers."  On top of 500,000 blooms, every week focuses on a different region, including the a Taste of the World March 17-23 and Asia March 24-30.

You'll see this theme represented in programming throughout the garden, including activities, tastings, and classes in A Tasteful Place, educational activities in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, and most notably, at International Crossroads during the "International Festival" every weekend in Pecan Grove.

In this article, Purple Wisteria is our focus.

Purple Wisteria

Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family that includes ten species of woody climbing vines that are native to China, Korea, and Japan and as an introduced species to the United States including Dallas here.

One of the best place to view Purple Wisteria at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is at Water Walls.

Water Walls

The following photographs were taken on 03/25/2018 with a cloudy weather (70°F).