Velma & Sonia
Do you grow the Crape Myrtle, ' Velma's Royal Delight '? She arrived via UPS today from Florida. This variety is not found locally. Maybe it once was. Driving around, I have seen a vibrant violet near older homes. I already have 'Catawba', 'Zuni', 'Yuma', 'Osage', 'Pink Velour' and 'Rhapsody in Pink'.
I researched online. I even found the real Velma's obituary. It was named after her. I reckon it was growing in her yard.
Any information or photo about Velma's Royal Delight appreciated.
Secondly, I cannot stop staring at Sonia Rykiel today. It is a rose of remarkable beauty. The petals are tight. The availability of this rose is rather limited. I'm delighted to have acquired her in my collection.