Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crepe Myrtles in Bloom


  • Who can find a virtuous woman? her price is far above rubies

  • with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard

It's that time of the year, here in the South, that the crepe myrtles are blooming.


Right in the middle of the summer, when the heat is at it's worst, and the drought still has no end in sight; when the gardens have started dying and other flowers are drooping from heat exhaustion--suddenly, the crepe myrtles burst out in all of their array of colors.

The one in my mom's front yard always blooms at least a couple of weeks ahead of mine. (Hers gets full sun, and mine are really not planted at the optimum place in my yard, they get too much shade from the oak trees.) But just when I think mine are going to give me just a couple of measly little flowers, they show up--just a bit late, but beautiful, nevertheless.


Mine are the traditional "hot pink" fuchsia color...




but variety is the spice of life, and crepe myrtles come in a variety of colors, from lavender...



to white...


to light pink.


They come in different shapes, too, according to how they're pruned, from a loose, airy look...




to one that's more tightly shaped.



Which are your favorites? I think I like them all!


This post is linked to:


Tuesday Garden Party at An Oregon Cottage

Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer


Until next time...

7 comments:

  1. Oh pretty! It's nice that they are so drought resistant. I think I like the lavender ones the best. They remind me of lilacs, my favorite flower.

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  2. Really beautiful photos for Outdoor Wednesday!!

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  3. I love the fuschia crepe myrtles!! We have 2 in our yard, but they aren't that bright.
    Thanx for the beautiful pics

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  4. I love them all too, but we have some really red ones that line one side of our property that are gorgeous! We have a pinky/lavender one and also a white one.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  5. I like them all, but think the color depends more on whether or not you plan to cut them and put them in your home. Or does it? I like the vivid color of fushia.

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  6. I agree I love them all but the watermelon color is my favorite..
    Happy weekend
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  7. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
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    http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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