Monday, August 16, 2010

Crazy for Crepe Myrtles

Years ago when I read a southern novel that mentioned crepe myrtles, I did not know what they were. Now I look forward to enjoying the blooms of this regional favorite throughout the summer.

When Mary Ashley and Emma joined me for tea at Southern Homes and Gardens in Montgomery earlier this summer, we enjoyed seeing their crepe myrtles.

We planted several small crepe myrtles a couple of years ago, and I wasn't sure they were going to survive. But I was delighted to find our first blooms this summer. I hope one day our crepe myrtles will bloom in profusion like the one below from Southern Homes.

For now we will take what we can get!

I hope you will take some time to enjoy summer's blooms this week.

"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence." -- Benjamin Disraeli
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