Christie's Crepe Myrtles

gldno1September 23, 2012

I was so delighted to see a few blooms this year. Thank you Christie.

I need to cut down the forsythia on the south side of them so they get more sun. I hate the forsythia anyway.

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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I have some crepe myrtles that I watered last summer. But there is one that I put in the far reaches of my yard that never got watered and it is blooming. I am thankful for the tough plants. Crepe myrtle has attractive leaves in spring and fall even when it isn't blooming.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 3:30PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Yay! I'm glad it finally bloomed. The mama crape myrtle (Acoma) has white flowers but I think your pink is prettier.

I had another volunteer from the same crape myrtle that came up in one of my potted blueberries last year and had flowers that were a pretty light lilac color. I repotted it but this summer was so hot, I kept my container plants in the shade to make it easier to keep them watered so it
never bloomed. I need to get it in the ground somewhere.
Sometimes they have really good fall color if we don't get an early freeze.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 7:57PM
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JBZ6SWMO

Forecast says we will have that early freeze/frost tonight! :-(

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 12:02PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I'm afraid you're right JB. It looks like Saturday night will be the coldest. : ( I hate to see the flowers go so soon. Hopefully a few will make it through.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 2:55PM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

I am pulling up stuff and throwing it all in plastic bags putting in my basement until I get a better plan. By stuff I mean sun coleus, purple trailing tradescantia, torenia, begonia etc. I guess I will lug the hybiscus in too, I will probably get a zoo of small things in my house.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 4:13PM
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