A beautiful thing happens in Texas every spring. Starting in March the fields that line the highways and roads come alive with color… patches of blue and red and yellow and purple quilt the area, like a gift from the earth welcoming a season of new life. Texas is known for its wildflowers, particularly the bluebonnets, which draw visitors annually to take pictures among their royal blue beauty. In addition to just looking pretty, the wildflowers are also an important part of the area’s natural ecosystem. They’re home to various types of wildlife, like native honey bees, and can also help to conserve water – since they are native to the Texas climate, they thrive in the heat and don’t require as much watering.
By opting to plant native species in your garden, you’re saving on the large amounts of water and maintenance needed to keep non-native plants alive. A perfect use for this homemade seed paper ;). Is there any better way to celebrate earth month than to frolic in a field of wild flowers (and plant some)? I don’t think so.