Ahhhhh, the beauty of the Texas ? Bluebonnets! I couldn’t resist painting these beautiful flowers and now I have some additional merchandise available, in addition to the notecards I offer. If you are interested in pillows, mugs, or stickers, send an email to amycwhitaker@me.com and I am happy to help you!  Visit Ennis Bluebonnet Trails in April to get the full Bluebonnet experience!

Here are some interesting facts about the Texas Bluebonnets:

1. The bluebonnet was chosen as the state flower in 1901. Bluebonnets begin blooming in March and are in full bloom by April. The beautiful flowers make an amazing backdrop for photo shoots, and you will see locals and tourists alike, stopping to take selfies with these beautiful blooms. 

2. There are many different species of our beloved Bluebonnets and in 1971, the Texas State Flower was changed to include all of these species.

3. Also, the Lupinus Texensic and Lupinus Subcarnosis (species of bluebonnets) only grow in Texas.Texas is known for its bluebonnets and even though it’s not the only place in the U.S where they can be found it is the only place you’ll find both the Lupinus Texensic and Lupinus Subcarnosis species.

4. Texas was the first state to plant flowers alongside the state highways. So take a drive down a Texas highway and see if you can find any fields of blue. It is a beautiful site to behold!

5. Bluebonnets like the full sun which is one reason they do so well in Texas! So when you plant your bluebonnets, make sure it is in a sunny location. They need 8-10 hours of direct sunlight.

To order some Art By Amy Bluebonnet notecards, click here.

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