TEXAS – Homeowner trying to grow bluebonnets is frustrated by HOA fines
BUDA, Texas (KXAN) – In the thick of bluebonnet season, a man in Buda trying to grow the Texas state flower in his yard says his homeowner’s association has gone too far with fining him for yard violations.
Jimmy Schmidt, who has lived in the Garlic Creek neighborhood since 2007, is a native Texan who has grown bluebonnets and other native Texas plants on his yard since that time.
“I love wildflowers, I was raised in the country out at Creedmoor and my grandmother when I was a kid, she had a whole field of bluebonnets,” Schmidt explained.
But in the last two years, his homeowner’s association has begun fining him for how he’s kept his yard, Schmidt says. Read more: