The wildflowers first appear following the winter rainy season. The season can begin as early as December or January, but the first blooms are usually seen in early February. The shooting stars (Cosmos) are some of the first to show their colors. The baby blue eyes, Johnny jump-ups (wild violas) and the pink blossoms of the red filaree plants are the next to be seen. The blue/white lupines, poppies, Indian paint brush, buttercups and yellow lupine follow next in blooming.
There are many places nearby which capture nation wide attention when the flowers are in great abundance. Rolling vistas of flower covered hillsides in yellow, purple, blue, white and yellow can be seen all along the miles of Shell Creek Road...just a short 20 minute commute from Rock Basin Vineyards & Guest Homes. Since 2010 was a year of abundant rainfall, we will have blooms into fall, just not in the overwhelming numbers seen in spring. Whether you come for the wildflowers, the vineyards, the warm starry summer nights or to just get away for a retreat in a beautiful country setting, book your stay now and experience for your self what so many of our other guests have enjoyed.