Eight tips from expert gardeners.
Brighten up your living room with a homemade Texas floral arrangement.
A Houston poet laureate on the hopeful defiance of her bluebonnets.
A reflection on family and home, on the heels of my parents retiring from their longtime business.
We love our state flower, of course, but it's a little early for them to be blooming, right?
Spring's roadside beauties are still growing strong.
Thanks to his wildly popular bluebonnet paintings, Dallas artist W.A. Slaughter is living on easel street.
No mantel in Texas is complete without a bluebonnet photograph. But as any amateur roadside shutterbug will tell you, it’s notoriously difficult to capture the stately flower on film. The bloom’s vibrant colors look washed-out; the petal’s delicate details are lost in a blur. “The flowers are small,” says
Our guide to finding Texas wildflowers that stand out in their fields.
Seven Texas photographers do their best to reinvent that time-honored, heartwarming, slightly cheesy tradition: the bluebonnet photo.
Two framed letters hang side by side in the main conference room at the offices of TEXAS MONTHLY, both of them written and signed by the magazine’s founder and former publisher, Mike Levy. The first is a note that prefaced the inaugural issue, in February 1973. The second is
Head for the hills: Texas has a bumper crop of bluebonnets this year.
Okay, so photos of cute kids in fields of bluebonnets aren’t great art. That’s not the point at all.
What’s behind this year’s rampant display of wild flowers? The birds and the bees, of course.