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May is lavender season

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The Hill Country of Texas and the southern region of Provence, France have some important things in common.

Both areas have a plentiful wine country and both have a lavender season.

The months of May and June are the peak season for lavender here in Texas that means the best time to appreciate the purple blossoms with a festival.

The Becker Winery near Fredericksburg Texas will be having their 16th annual Lavender Festival on May 3rd and 4th this year. Check the link above for details and directions. According to their online review, " June of 1998, the Beckers planted the 10,000 lavender plants".

The festival promotes artisans and live music, plants and tasty treats. The event is free but there is a $5 parking fee. And this would be a perfect time to sample the wines.

Blanco, another area in the Hill Country of Texas will be holding their 10th annual Blanco Lavender Festival on June 13-15th. It is about a 45 minute drive north of San Antonio.

The Blanco festival is open with free parking at the Yett Memorial Park and shuttle ride to the Square. There will be cooking demonstrations and a market filled with all things lavender. Take a stroll to see the local artists and vendors featured over the weekend. There are local farms participating such as Hill Country Lavender and their website is helpful for learning the basics of growing the variety of plants. You can cut your own lavender from the end of May into July for $5 a bunch. Admission to the farm is free.

Enjoy the blooms of the season.

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Enjoying the Hill Country in the month of May should include a lesson in lavender.

There are festivals and growing farms that are within a short drive from San Antonio.

Lavender in Texas is used in cooking and soaps and many other products.



Bluebonnets are not the only reason to appreciate the Hill Country in bloom.

The months of May and June are peak season for lavender plants.

There are many products and recipes that use lavender such as teas.

Plus this fragrant bloom makes great gift ideas also.




A short drive to the Hill Country offers a view of farms and wineries.

Plan your visit ahead of time and include a lavender festival.

Check the links for more details on the events and directions.