The Scoop

Official Blog of Brenham


The Start of Spring 2016

February 3, 2016

Welcome to a new year with Spring right around the corner! When February comes, we start to see a little more wildflower action in the ground. In fact, we’ve already had one bluebonnet pop up (a townie)! A strip of either Mexican hat or coreopsis has been seen along Hwy 290 East frontage road in […]

Wildflowers for Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015

The bluebonnets are done, but there are plenty of beautiful wildflowers out there to enjoy! Come by the Visitor Center to get a Wildflower Scout postcard, then hit the back roads around Washington County to find all the pretty flowers. Currently blooming flowers are… Indian blanket Prickly poppies Coreopsis Mexican hat Winecups and many more! […]

Late April Wildflowers

April 27, 2015

Wildflower season isn’t over yet! The bluebonnets may be gone, but other wildflowers are just now coming out, so it’s still a beautiful time to visit and take a relaxing drive in the country. We currently have a lot of coreopsis, Mexican hat, Indian blanket and even still Indian paintbrush blooming. Also thistle, yarrow, prickly […]

The Bluebonnets are Fading…

April 20, 2015

We’re sad to say, our bluebonnets are on their way out. There are some still out there, but either the grass is getting taller than them, other flowers are more abundant, or the bluebonnets are going to seed. But our other flowers are still in abundance – Indian paintbrush, evening primrose, yellow daisies, coreopsis Indian […]

Wildflower Update – Apr 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

The bluebonnets are fading in a lot of our county, but they’re not gone yet! We actually have a LOT of colors out there right now – lots of Indian paintbrush, evening primrose, verbena, coreopsis, daisies, winecups AND bluebonnets. Here are our recommended routes to enjoy all the flowers… (These are high-res scanned maps in […]

FAQ: “How are the bluebonnets?”

April 13, 2015

Our bluebonnets are doing great! But they have peaked in a lot of areas, so now is the time to come visit. If you came earlier and were a bit disappointed, come back! There are some really nice displays out there now. The last few days we’ve gotten rain – some light, some heavy – […]

Washington County Wildflowers

April 7, 2015

We get a lot of bluebonnets, it’s true. But we also get a lot of other pretty wildflowers! Indian paintbrush is very plentiful this year. Coreopsis can be found occasionally and is very popular in Waller County right now; as you drive along Hwy 290 from Houston you’ll see a lot of coreopsis around Hempstead. […]

Bluebonnets – Now or Later?

April 2, 2015

The bluebonnets and other wildflowers are doing great right now throughout Washington County – blooming right along and looking fabulous!! We expect to see bluebonnets throughout April with a possibility of peaking in about a week. You will find flowers all over the county at this point – sprinkled along the road with an occasional […]

Burton Bluebonnets

March 27, 2015

Here are some areas in Burton to keep an eye on. These are a little bit slower traffic roads so you can pull off a bit and take pictures. Remember, fences mean private land – please respect the boundary and stay on the road side of all fences. Also, look before you step – there […]

Bluebonnets… Finally!

March 24, 2015

And here they come! Now that we’re finally get some sunshine, they are popping up all over the place. The status is still considered “EARLY” overall, but it won’t be long before they are picture perfect! Check the Wildflower Map for location details. Here is a rundown of where we’re seeing bluebonnet activity currently. We’ll […]