Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crape Myrtles

I am joining Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursday and Tootsie Time for Flaunt Your Flowers Friday.



It is hard to believe it is Thursday already. The weather in East Texas has been so nice for the last couple of days. We have actually had rain and cloud cover to give us a break from the hundred degree days we have been having.





I have the most beautiful crape myrtles. This pink one is outside my kitchen window and it is so pretty. I have not seen one like it. The blooms go from light pink to darker pink.

















This is a smaller one, but it puts on a beautiful show.








I love that each tree is a little different.











This purple one is a dwarf, it is loaded with blooms.We have moved it several times just because it did not do very good where it was planted. Now it loves where it is. I move plants and trees like I move furniture.









The white crape myrtle limbs get so heavy with blooms they just fall over and the tree looks like an umbrella.








This one is pale pink.




I live in The Crape Myrtle City, We have so many beautiful trees growing around town.

































8 comments:

Ido said...

I have never seen a Cape Myrtle but it is beautiful, I bet it smells great.
Wishing you a 90 degree day!
XXX Ido

HolleyGarden said...

I agree the crape myrtles right now are stunning! I posted about mine today, too - outside my kitchen window! How funny! You have many more than I, though. I love all the different colors.

Lona said...

I love Crape Myrtles but only have room for one. You have so many and the blooms are just beautiful on them.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! I've had a crape myrtle for three years but never a bloom - any ideas? xoxo, tracie

Shirley said...

This is what I love about blog hopping! The opportunity to see new plants and trees that would never grow in my area is such a treat for me! I too move plants around until either I or they are satisfied!

Please stop by for a visit in my garden atThe Gardening Life

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I love crape myrtles too...one day I hope to plant some to add that gorgeous splash of color amounge my tree line.
Thank you for stopping by to visit this week...I hope you get a break in the heat soon...Blessings Kelsie

Tootsie said...

well...I can say 100% that I am jealous of all that pretty color on this post! I don't think Myrtles will grow here...and I wish they would!
so..thanks for linking in this week. it is nice to finally get around to say hi and thanks to all the gardeners who patiently grow their flowers and who flaunt with me each week!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Sheila! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your sweet comments on my blog! I can see why you love the pink peonies - your myrtles are absolutely stunning! You're blessed to be able to grow them down there. :) Looking forward to getting to know you!

xoxo laurie