Stop and smell the poppies in Castroville

Colorful, hardy wildflowers help to keep French connection alive in tiny Texas town

CASTROVILLE – History runs deep in the Little Alsace of Texas, right down to the poppies blooming around quaint 19th-century cottages and the 17th-century fachwerk house that serves as the visitors center.

Sally Coyle and Lloyd Ross estimated 300 visitors stopped to see the poppies at their house on Florence Street on a recent weekend.

Since learning five years ago that the poppies weren’t weeds, Ross has cultivated the plants around his 1851 house and the early-1800s log cabin next door.

With nothing more than nature’s help, blooms will return next March and keep the Alsace connection alive.

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