Whether the trip is long or short should not determine your enthusiasm for the incredible blooms on display during the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail in East Texas this Spring.

In the heart of East Texas, you'll find the city of Tyler known for its beautiful roses in the Fall and showy displays of azaleas in the Spring.

March 25 through April 10, there are loads of events and entertainment scheduled in the area celebrating the bountiful Spring blooms. Here's a look back at how it all got started.