It’s truly amazing to see how many faculty, students and staff that have literally stopped in their tracks to look at the wildflowers on our very own West Campus near the AGLS Complex.
This planting is a part of the Gardens and Greenway project. We planted these beautiful flowers in October of 2013. John Thomas and Wild Seed Farms came out and cultivated the soil for us and then proceeded to plant the seeds.
And look at us now! We have a beautiful display of wildflowers including pink bluebonnets, blue bluebonnets and of course maroon bluebonnets. There is actually even a yellow Indian paint brush which is pretty rare! We also have California poppy in here.
Hopefully we can enjoy these flowers for a few weeks and then they will go into a sort of “ugly stage” where they will begin to set seeds for next year.
This is just a first small step for the Gardens and Greenway project and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the response to the wildflowers. If you want to know more information about the Gardens and Greenway project, feel free to contact me by email or by phone at (979.862.1697).
Douglas F. Welsh ‘79, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus and Project Coordinator
Texas A&M Gardens and Greenway