EAST TEXAS—Palestine, Nacogdoches, and Tyler are renowned for their magnificent blooming seasons and premier flower trails. Dogwoods and azaleas are celebrated annually during the blooming season in the three towns, and each offers unique viewing opportunities from gardens and parks, to historic districts.
Palestine, Texas- Every year I go out searching for Bluebonnets around East Texas to photograph. This year I have stumbled upon several nice patches within walking distance from house in Palestine’s historic home district. Century-old wooden castles adorned with pink and white Dogwoods, Azaleas, Japanese Snowballs, Wisteria and Bluebonnets are a must-see sight for visitors.
Follow the Dogwoods to Palestine: The 76th Annual Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration
PALESTINE – The 76th Annual Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine, Texas takes place the last two weekends in March and first weekend in April. Since 1938, locals and visitors alike have been enjoying the delicate white blooms of the Cornus florida, commonly known as the flowering dogwood. Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the long time Celebration, including the Dogwood Festival set for Sat., Mar. 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in historic downtown Palestine.
East Texas Scenic Wildflower Drives
EAST TEXAS- Spring has been in the air in East Texas since the beginning of February. Some people might say, wildflowers are just the weeds we have learned to love, but others travel far and wide to take in the natural beauty of wildflowers. Wildflowers have been exploding all across the region! Bluebonnets, Indian paint brushes, dogwoods, and swamp sunflowers, winecups and Indian blankets have brightened the highways and back roads while wysteria and jasmine perfume the air. Now’s the time to hit the road! Take a drive in East Texas this spring and see the wildflowers of the Pineywoods. Rolling yellow hills and red and blue roadsides present prime photographic opportunities and also make for a romantic adventure.
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