Crepe myrtles are everywhere in my part of the country.
Many homeowners, as well as businesses, choose this small tree for mid to late summer color in their landscapes. It’s a favorite for boulevard medians and park areas. Their fluffy flower clusters put on a brilliant show all around town.
The collage above was made from pictures I took when I was out doing errands last week. I wanted to catch that watermellon red and soft pink. There are many other shades of this lovely plant: deep vivid reds, several hues of purple, as well as white.
I only have two types of crepe myrtles in my yard. I would like more, but just haven’t gotten around to buying and planting them.
I have a small crepe myrtle called “Prairie Lace.” It’s a lovely deep pink with white lacy edges.
I have a couple of “Natchez” that grow really tall. They start blooming a little later than many varieties, but I love their big white blossom clusters high above everything else in that part of the yard. I also love the slender multi-trunks and smooth bark.
Natchez also seems to bloom into the fall later than other crepe myrtles.
That’s it for this Monday post.
In the title, I said it was fluff. No scripture today. No heavy lesson. I won’t even get into the controversy about pruning or not pruning crepe myrtles. We have enough controversy in the news, don’t we?
Today, I’m just sharing what I see around me in this wonderful world we live in.
Have a good week, and Shalom. Dottie