Friday, June 28, 2013

THE COME- BACK CREPE MYRTLE


Our glorious crepe myrtle before Hurricane Gustav in 2008


After Gustav with broken limbs pruned


Coming  back in 2009

 
The crepe myrtle in 2013, glorious once again

 
A sister crepe myrtle

12 comments:

Tobias Haller said...

Resurrexit!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Indeed. After the flowers are gone, the sister tree will have to be pruned, as it is beginning to block our way into the carport.

it's margaret said...

oh wow! how beautiful! my favorite tree/shrub of all time. wish they grew up here!

Grandmère Mimi said...

margaret, once the flowers start to drop, the ground is covered with what looks like pink snow from a distance.

Mary-Cauliflower said...

Vive Mme. Myrtle!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Mary, what a lovely comment. Mme. Myrtle. I love it.

it's margaret said...

--and up close, they remind me of some kind of lacy thing my grandma might have had around her collar!

Lapinbizarre said...

They are, as you know, pretty resilient.

JCF said...

Our crepe-myrtle is blooming in Cali, too. Nothing quite as spectacular as this, though.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, that's true. I knew the tree would come back, but I was surprised how beautiful it is after only five years.

Grandmère Mimi said...

What color are the flowers, JCF?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, that's true. I knew the tree would come back, but I was surprised how beautiful it is after only five years.