Hundreds of miles of roads link 7 distinct geographic areas; Big Bend Country, Panhandle Plains, Hill Country, Prairies and Lakes, Piney Woods, South Texas Plains and Gulf Coast. And along those roadsides 800,000 acres of highway right-of-way are cared for by the Texas Department of transportation.
They are proud to call themselves the nation's largest gardener.
Every year they plant trees and shrubs and sow tons of wildflower seeds to give Texas the most spectacular wildflower show of any state.
I am proud to be a member and volunteer at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center which showcases native plants from all regions of the state. Their mission is to restore, conserve and create healthy landscapes. We can do that by adding native plants to our own gardens.
Wildflowers bring incredible beauty to our gardens. Many survive without additional water and fertilizer and provide habitat for wildlife.
|Bluebonnets, square-bud primrose,pink primrose,poppies and skullcap before the hail storm.|