Spring has arrived in San Antonio, and the bluebonnets are blooming, but they are only here for a season. Often, bluebonnets can be found on a busy thorough fare, and the dangers of stopping on a busy road is probably not the best thing to do with young children. But there are other spots that offer a safe and beautiful spot to enjoy these little Texas gems while they are here. Some great places to consider are Blanco State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. These locations are beautiful and have a small admission fee, but they offer some fun hiking and are definitely safer options than the roadside.
Did you know that bluebonnets only bloom for roughly 4-6 weeks? When visiting a patch, take care not to trample them. Bluebonnets are an annual flower, they are planted in the fall (usually early October to early November is best), and begin to germinate. They tend to bloom in the New Braunfels and San Marcos areas earlier than they do in Boerne and San Antonio. About 3-4 weeks after their peak bloom, they begin to set seed. If they are mowed or trampled before they get to this stage, they cannot re-seed for the next year. It often takes 2-3 years for a nice patch of bluebonnets to develop, and each year, if they are cared for and not killed before they set seed, they come back in larger numbers. When we do bluebonnet sessions we encourage clients to bring a seed packet with them so we can all do our part to make sure there are flowers the next year. If you want to have beautiful professional images of your little ones enjoying this Texas tradition, don't hesitate! Limited edition bluebonnet sessions are booking now. We can't wait to work with you!
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