A blatant tragedy of total despair
The bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes of Kings Court
are no longer there.
Driving in Texas during spring can be quite a lovely experience. Bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes grow wild all around. Other wildflowers pop up to say hello as well. It’s pure beauty.
There’s a lot of land on Cypress Rosehill and Kings Court, that of course is for sale, but just a few weeks ago, it was the only patch of grass that sprung the most bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes in the area. And now, the lot has been mowed.
A call to Vick, the owner of the lot, was in order. He didn’t have much to say. For one, he didn’t speak very good English. Coming from South America, he stated with his thick accent, “I know my rights and pay property taxes” adding for me to “call Al Gore”.
According to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the majority of the bluebonnets will not grow back if shred while in full bloom. The bluebonnet flower needs to dry as it will disperse its seed during that time for regrowth in the following year.
Wildflowers help the bees and butterflies pollinate. It’s not just their beauty that serves a pleasing purpose to our aching hearts dying from concrete jungles. These wildflowers help put food on the table. It’s the sign of spring, a sign that spring harvest is soon to come and spreading of seeds to help nourish us with seasonal fruits and vegetables in the future.
Spring is a good time to let your grass grow tall. Try a meadow or reserve a small patch of grass on your property. Experiment and let it grow. This nature trick will provide many homes to butterflies and wildflowers along with visits from sweet honey bees.
It’s a sad state of affairs that a lawnmower powered through half a tank of gas to shave down the beauty that our Texas beholds on such a time as this.
The people that think of this a shame can stand up, make the necessary calls and spread the word that conservation for wildflowers and meadows are essential to the biological process of the planet.
For more information on Wildflower Conservation please visit Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s website at https://www.wildflower.org/conservation.php.