Yes, it is Crape Myrtle and we've had it since '92 or '93. It grew very well until the storm, Irene, took down the big Acer Negundo to the right and a huge limb fell on the poor Crape Myrtle. It did survive and it did bloom last year. By next year I'm hoping it will be as grand and glorious as it once was.
1. A few weeks before the storm.
3. Rebounding in 2011.
4. Looking good in 2012. I did remove the suckers that were blooming to the left of it.
We do have other Crape Myrtles and they do very well here, especially Powhatan. I love the fall colors of that one.
thanks for that!! I know it might be late but I wanted to share because I found a late Valentines gift for my wife this morning. We've been really into gardening this last year so I wanted to get her something she could use for gardening in the spring. I found this website and purchased a few things, I really liked what I saw on it. Check it out and see what you think about the materials and stuff.
Thank you for the return greetings on this Valentines Day Arlene,Debbie,Kay and Brett!
Arlene,...The coleus I was asking about was the one in the multi-pot that was more burgundy and such with the white edges. The lady that gave it to me seemed to believe it was an old and special heirloom type. Maybe it is...; that would be special!
Brett,...It is a really good thing that your wife and you love gardening together, and I think any of the choices you have made from the items you have shared on Squidoo would be perfect. Pink Flamingos included! There is a group of gardeners here in DeLand that randomly set out 2 dozen or so of those Flamingos in some folks gardens as a fun prank annually and sometimes it makes the local paper. All in fun, and is done by the Garden Club Ladies locally. These gals have been doing it for years and it is a tradition that was set well before shows like "Punk'd". Some of them are in their 80's!
We've had some churches that have done the flamingo thing as a fund raiser. You pay $20 and they place the flamingos in somebody's yard. I think that's a cute fun idea for a fund raiser and no expense after the first purchase of the ornaments. They post a little sign with it as advertising for more "sales".