Return to the Ozarks Region Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Christie's Crepe Myrtles

Posted by gldno1 z6MO (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 23, 12 at 10:25

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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.


 o
RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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.


 o
RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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


 o
RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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.


 o
RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Ozarks Region Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here