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Saturday, April 12, 2014

First Post

Here's to the first post, and why not make the first a truly Texan one. I came across this hybridized patch of bluebonnets the other day. Almost every color of the bluebonnet's palette.


 The maroon Bluebonnet (better known as the "Maroonbonnet") comes from Texas A&M where researches where trying to breed all colors of the Texas flag and maroon popped out instead of red.


Over several generations of Bluebonnets mixing with Maroonbonnets, a pink variety comes out of the genetics, and all shades in between.

I snapped these pictures as soon as the sun was setting on a cloudy day.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What a perfect way to kick off a Texas-based garden (and more) blog. I look forward to following your horticultural and travel adventures here.

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    1. Thanks, that's what I hope to do!

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  2. wonderful photos Caleb! I'll be looking forward to more of your posts.

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  3. Happy Blogging!! How fun to see all the different colors of "blue"bonnets!! Seems like they are blooming a little later than usual this year, but better late than never :-)

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    1. I think I caught this patch of bluebonnets in the last days of its season. Many of the maroon and pink bluebonnets had already gone to seed. But yes, better late than never!

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  4. Welcome to Blogdom! Such pretty bluebonnet pictures!

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  5. Welcome to blogging!
    Beautiful Bluebonnet photos. And, I love your header, too.

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