Bluebonnets – April 12

Updated April 12, 2018

The bluebonnets are hanging on, still great in some areas, but going to seed in others. The grass is a lot taller now, especially in the roadside ditches between roads and fences. Be careful!

Evening primrose, firewheels and coreopsis have exploded around Brenham, especially. Lots more yellow and red than blue.

Timing – in the countryside, maybe a week to 10 days left of good/good enough viewing. In Brenham, a week or less.

Here’s an updated highlighted MAP to help you along the way, and below are named roads to travel on.

These are safe viewing areas with kids have full bluebonnets in large amounts for being IN Brenham. Really great photo opps!

  • Industrial Blvd in Brenham (Industrial Blvd & Longwood)
  • S. Blue Bell Rd behind Sealand Seafood & Steak and Brenham Saddle Shop in Brenham
  • Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
  • Lake Somerville – Nails Creek & Birch Creek State Park areas
  • FM 2447 and Hwy 290 at First Baptist Church of Chappell Hill (this area bloomed early and has had a lot of foot traffic, so the flowers may not be in great shape any longer)

Good driving routes, not recommended for stopping…

  • Hwy 290 East and West outside of Brenham
  • FM 390 from Burton to Independence (there are some areas to pull over)
  • FM 1155
  • FM 389
  • FM 332
  • FM 109

Driving routes on lower traffic roads with more opportunities to pull over. Most of these roads link together making a nice drive.

  • Old Chappell Hill Rd east of Brenham
  • Indian Paintbrush Rd (off Hwy 290 East)
  • Old Independence Rd from Brenham to Independence
  • FM 2935
  • FM 2621
  • Wauls Legion Rd west of Hwy 36 North
  • Boggy Creek Rd
  • Tommelson Creek Rd
  • Kettler Rd
  • Seeker Rd

PLEASE: obey traffic laws, don’t cross fences onto private property, and look out for snakes & ants!

Enter your best photos in the Spring Flowers Photo Contest to win $50 off your next getaway to Brenham!

–Jenny 🙂

Photo Credit: Tommy Snow, taken on Boggy Creek Rd.

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