Wordless Wednesday: Unique Exfoliated “bark marks” on ‘Natches’ Crape Myrtle


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John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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4 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Unique Exfoliated “bark marks” on ‘Natches’ Crape Myrtle

  1. Natches has always been my favorite; it’s an all-season beauty. What is the small tree behind with the yellow foliage?


    • johnvic8 says:

      I don’t know the tree behind the crape myrtle. This photo was taken at Maple Walk, a fabulous garden here in Charlotte. Owners Tom Nunnenkamp and Lib Jones have created a real showcase…including over 90 maple varieties and over 24 dogwoods. You can find other photos of this garden in the November Carolina Gardener.


  2. Cathy says:

    So very beautiful! Wish I could see it in the life.


  3. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks, Cathy. Some crape myrtles do leave beautiful color when they exfoliate. Others are simply bland. Hope you will be able to see them in their glory.


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