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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.

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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.

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.

RE: Christie's Crepe Myrtles

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

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.

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.

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