I’ve gotten a lot of querries about when to mow bluebonnets. Well, if you live in Washington County, Texas, the time is now. If you live somewhere other than Brenham, you can ldetermine when to mow them by looking at the seed pods of your bluebonnets. If most of the pods have opened and curled up, it is time to mow. Here are a couple of not so great pictures to illustrate what I am talking about:
In the following picture, note how the pod is opened and the sides have curled up. This curling of the pod helps to disperse the seeds. Sorry for the poor focus. Look closely and you can see the empty pod.