Spring Traditions DFW Bluebonnet Pictures
Ask any Texan, and they’ll say that pictures in bluebonnets is a tradition. Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower. They bloom in open spaces along roads, highways, and in pastures in the country. Recently, it has become a bit of a scavenger hunt to find plentiful blooms in DFW. The area is continually developing, with open spaces becoming more difficult to find. It takes a lot of patience to find a dense field of bluebonnets that also has nice lighting and no obstructions. Every year, I do discover a field, but it is usually never in the same location each time.
The Texas Bluebonnet Capitol
If you are up for a drive, consider making a road trip to Ennis, the official bluebonnet city of Texas. Ennis holds an annual festival that highlights the beautiful state flower. There are over 40 miles of mapped driving routes along the bluebonnet trail. Usually, bluebonnets peak during the third week of April, depending on weather. DFW peak week follows shortly after Ennis.
Common Blooms in Texas
From March through June, you will find wonderful varieties of wildflowers. Spring officially starts with daffodils and tulips. The Dallas Arboretum is a perfect place to see these. In April and May, you will find bluebonnets along highways and in open spaces. Next, the season brings vibrant orange and yellow cone flowers. They are commonly found in parks. Road trip fanatics, I recommend taking a drive to the Texas Hill Country. There you will see mixtures of all types of flowers growing wild in fields. It’s the most beautiful blanket of flowers I have ever seen!
View previous years’ bluebonnet photo sessions.