More Crepe Myrtles
I was WAY off on my estimate of the number of Crepe Myrtles my husband has planted here at our place over the years!
I guessed around 30...Well, he counted them today and he says we have 51 plants!!
Needless to say, Crepe Myrtles are Charles' favorite plant! I must admit I like them a lot, too! The Crepe Myrtle can be found in several different colors, from a light pink to lavender to a deep red...and variations of all these colors! Oh, and also WHITE! C. does not like the white but I finally talked him into planting one white bush! :)
Some Crepe Myrtles are dwarf and some grow into small trees. We have both varieties and about 4 colors, plus the lone white one. They are in full bloom right now and are just beautiful! They will bloom throughout summer, will have a second bloom if pruned after the first flowering! Apparently, the dry, hot weather does not bother them because we are really in need of rain , but the Crepe Myrtles couldn't be prettier!
I always think of my Dad when I see the Crepe Myrtles in bloom! He always loved them!
(funny how some things just stay with you. My dad has been gone for 43 years)
Enjoy the photos!