Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Garden Tuesday - Crepe Myrtle

Crepe Myrtle


Remember back in May when I said that it was the law for Southerners to have Azaleas in their yard?

Crepe Myrtle


Well, now that we are further into summer I remember the other law. The one that requires Crepe Myrtles. I have always been a law abiding citizen.

13 comments:

livinginalocalzone said...

We should all obey the law, especially that one ;-) Beautiful.

Joanne said...

I have never heard of these, but I love that color.

Kat said...

I,too am a law abiding citizen! My Crepe Myrtles always bloom later than everyone elses for some reason. Probably the gardener.

once in a blue moon... said...

its a ca law too... but you take better pics!

5 Star Foodie said...

These are gorgeous!

noble pig said...

I love the laws in your area! That is one beautiful plant.

Marjie said...

Love the vivid red color!

tale of many cities said...

sure makes me miss my texas home... as our neighborhood was filled with those lovely trees. the drive into it has rows of them.. a stunning entrance indeed. thanks for sharing the beautiful pics.
blessings,
-Tracie

Judi said...

Pam - These are southern laws I can support! Common, yes. But, they are absolutely beautiful in every color.

SweetPeaSurry said...

I really like Crepe Myrtles. I think they're so pretty when they're lush and full. My gram's house has one out front. It's lovely.

blessings and gorgeous piccies!

Sippity Sup said...

We have lovely crepe myrtles in Los Angeles too. But alas no Carabas! GREG

a good yarn said...

My neighbour had a charming pink crepe myrtle which grew over our fence. As a child I used to delight in sitting underneath. The petals would fall like fairy dust whenever a gentle breeze blew. Happy memories.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

We had a BIG crape myrtle in our yard here in Brisbane. It was beautiful BUT the roots got into everything. We ended up having it removed at quite large expense. I see that a place over your side of the world has patented miniature crape myrtles - I think they look great!

http://www.crapemyrtles.com/Bicolor.jpg