Photo by Melody

Tropical Zone Gardening: Let's see your tropical crepe myrtles!

Communities > Forums > Tropical Zone Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Tropical Zone GardeningReplies: 40, Views: 231
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 21, 2007
9:31 PM

Post #4108030

I'm a proud new owner of a healthy looking, young tropical crepe myrtle. Lots of healthy growth. Only I don't know what color-blooms I'm going to be surprised with. Either pink or purple. Personally, I've never seen a tropical crepe myrtles. Have you got one? Care to flaunt your beauty for DGers to admire?
This ofcourse, will be overwinter indoor in our zone.

Thumbnail by Lily_love
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 21, 2007
9:42 PM

Post #4108069

Lily, the leaves of the plant in the forefront look just like my gardenia. Is that the same thing?

Also see the Duranta peeking through...I have one just outside my window.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 21, 2007
11:50 PM

Post #4108451

Christi;
The local nursery's gift to me. And I was told that it's "Tropical Crepe Myrtle". The pot is interplanted with Duranta and copper tree (hidden from view), and decorated with a trailing patato vine. No, it isn't gardenia, some of which are hardy here. I've several gardenia planted in my garden.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 22, 2007
12:43 AM

Post #4108615

It is a beautiful arrangement. I'll be anxious to how the crepe myrtle blooms. Very different. You deserve it.

LouC

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2007
12:47 AM

Post #4108628

I'm looking forward to see how it mature into... At the mean time, I hope someone may have known the plant and share their pics. here with us.
Kim
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2007
4:26 PM

Post #4110625

Lily, I haven't heard of a tropical crepe myrtle, but my fund of knowledge is limited...it looks like quite a few of the shrubs I have in the garden. Perhaps TM or RJ or Carol will be able to ID it for us, or we are just going to have to wait for the blooms...a suprise plant!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2007
4:42 PM

Post #4110689

Braveheartmom;
I may have to do just that and wait until it blooms. Chrissy may be able to I.D. this if I can catch up with her. :-)
Thanks.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 22, 2007
6:34 PM

Post #4111142

Around 5 oclock in our afternoon it is about noon tomorrow for her.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 22, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #4111951

There are a couple of Crepe Myrtles that bloom here...one is the Queens CM...but I haven't known one close and personal so I can't ID the leaves...flowers might be easier. They get quite large here!!!!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2007
10:34 PM

Post #4111972

Hi Carol,
That must be the one! The leaves are 2-3 times as large as our "regular" CM that I'm familiar with in our climates. I was told too, the blooms are really big. Thank you, for the additional info.
shellabella
West Central, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2007
10:42 PM

Post #4112015

Sorry for Lurking here...is this it?
http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Lagerstroemia_speciosa.htm

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2007
11:02 PM

Post #4112073

I saw the leaves and YES, that's it! Thank you, shellabella. Woooohoooo, one impressive Queen CM!
shellabella
West Central, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 22, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #4112171

Oh Good...it is really pretty! Never heard of it before, thanks for mentioning it...or maybe not...lol!
My want list is getting so long. :)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 22, 2007
11:53 PM

Post #4112303

Tehehehehe,
So goes for mine (wish list), so I can really relate. Thanks again.
Kim
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2007
12:03 AM

Post #4112345

Welcome bella, always trying to get the lurkers to join us. That is a great website. Noticed the link "Switch to Russian". huh?

LouC

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 23, 2007
12:12 AM

Post #4112381

We're going Global, I just love DG!!!
shellabella
West Central, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 23, 2007
1:29 AM

Post #4112750

Thanks Lou, I think the people that own that Nursery are Russian immigrants.
I just love that site, just spent quite a bit of time browsing there for the umteenth time..
now to wipe the drool off my keyboard.lol!
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2007
4:02 AM

Post #4113363

Aloha Shellabella, and welcome!

I just KNEW Carol would be able to ID, now I got to go look it up in the "bible"!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
8:52 PM

Post #4119565

Hi everyone...I have a few crapes ...not in flower yet as it is only mid Spring here...they are beautiful trees and besides the wonderful flowers the bark and the Autumn (Fall) colour is wonderful...I know you will love your tree! They are one of my favourites...I have 3 new types as well in the Summer Dream range...these are mini and stay at about 8ft I have not seen the blooms yet but one is a deep purple and 2 are a hot red (so the label states) I also have pale lavender...pink ... dusty pink and white.I will post when the flowers come on.
happy gardening everyone
chrissy

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #4119598

Hi Chrissy;
..."mid spring"...woohooo, now I know where I'd like to be the rest of the winter. Besides, Hawaii, lol. I'm looking forward to seeing your CM posting in the future.
Kim

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
9:19 PM

Post #4119657

Ha ha ha I borrowed some pics for you to look at while we wait
in this picture you get to see the fall colour and the wonderful bark patterns appear after 3/4 years...beautiful trees in all seasons in my opinion

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
9:21 PM

Post #4119664

Another

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
9:23 PM

Post #4119669

I love them

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
9:24 PM

Post #4119673

this too

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
9:25 PM

Post #4119675

So happy dreaming :)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2007
9:46 PM

Post #4119730

Gulp! What spectacular view! I'm dreaming of a tropical vacation! Lalalalalala.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 24, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #4119813

One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen is the thick white walled garden of the Church at my son's school...over which towered the wonderful Queen Crapes...in all their majesty! so glorious it took my breath away!...that was in 1974 when it was just about the only crepe available.I vowed to collect as many as I could after that ...they would announce the seasons...and in all their different seasons they were just magic!
shellabella
West Central, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 24, 2007
10:37 PM

Post #4119910

How spectacular Chrissy...!!!!!!!!!

Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2007
12:36 AM

Post #4127296

Great pictures Chrissy! They are beautiful!

What a great gift Lily_Love! You are so lucky to get it!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
12:59 AM

Post #4127361

Hi 77!...how are you mate? I have just been looking around in Ll 's garden over in another forum ...beautiful!...We are so lucky to be able to do that aren't we?...and I have a sore tummy from all the stuff going down in todays article on being a garden addict...what a scream...ha ha ha go take a look it is sooooo funny !
(((hugs )))
chrissy
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2007
4:49 AM

Post #4127946

Super duper pics Chrissy! I haven't noticed any around here, would love to have one in the garden but wouldn't it be difficult to choose which color - they are all beautiful!
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2007
4:51 AM

Post #4127949

Do they grow from cuttings? hint, hint!

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
9:02 AM

Post #4128164

Yes pretty easily from winter cuttings and you can play "new " ones with the seeds! ...What more could anyone want...sorry you are so far away or I would give you some myself!
We actually had a real Twister last night wipe out (no deaths ) a small town over the other side of the mountains here...we don't have them in NSW! so I am betting that our gardens are slowly changing to accomodate different conditions we now experience, in reading the forums I can see some folk are growing stuff they couldn't before.I wonder what the next ten years will bring?
Happy gardening everyone!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #4128848

Chrissy, met a fellow Ausie yesterday. Had such a great time. Went to lunch at a Tea Room in an old (over 100 years) Victorian house and "Ronnie" is the owner/occupant/chef/gardner.
It was delightful. She had pets everywhere, which I loved and she took us on a tour of her backyard garden which included the herbs that were in our luncheon dishes. I listened to her wonderful lilting voice and thought of you. Now I will imagine that as I read your posts.
It is within 15 miles of my home and I will be making this a frequent stop. I told her I knew another that was a terrific gardener/chef/hostess. Who knows, I may actually get to meet you someday. Wouldn't that be loverly.

Christi

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
8:00 PM

Post #4129546

May I call you Christi...ha ha ha well one of the things I love best is showing folk around the garden...people get such a big shock when we enter the "secret garden" out the back because everything around us here is farms and paddocks .There would be nothing I would enjoy more than to take you around the garden and then feed you a wonderful meal...your friend and I would get along just fine!
I would welcome any of my new found gardening friends fron d's g
off to church now! back later...7am in the morning ...Sunday :)

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
9:59 PM

Post #4129859

See the contrast

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
10:02 PM

Post #4129866

All around us are paddocks and market gardens

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
10:05 PM

Post #4129875

The farmers around here would think I am nuts to waste farm land on flowers and non edibles ...but I combine both!

Thumbnail by chrissy100
Click the image for an enlarged view.

LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2007
10:15 PM

Post #4129897

So lovely. It is Saturday afternoon here. Still lots to do to get ready for the RU tomorrow.

chrissy100

chrissy100
Sydney
Australia

October 27, 2007
10:35 PM

Post #4129952

I hope it all goes well for you.Have a good one Christie and everyone! :)
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2007
12:35 AM

Post #4130338

Jacarandas are gorgeous!

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Tropical Zone Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Welcome! Terry 92 May 31, 2007 7:56 PM
Gardening In AUSTRALIA . Way Way South ! ginger749 170 Dec 6, 2012 8:33 PM
Fern erradication AlohaHoya 85 May 12, 2009 2:37 AM
plants - I promise! Islandshari 23 May 28, 2007 11:33 PM
dead bees on young crape myrtles tab2 5 Oct 31, 2009 3:58 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America