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

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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    2. They are, as you know, pretty resilient.

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

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

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

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