In a Vase on Monday: Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are blooming all over Charlotte now, and the landscape could not be more colorful. I have ten of these glorious summer trees growing in and around my small garden, so it seems only right to show them off in all their glory for In a Vase on Monday.

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The darker lavender is ‘Purple Magic,’ the lighter is ‘Catawba.’ The light pink is ‘Osage,’ and the others were gifts that, alas, came without a name.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she will be sharing in her vase this Monday.

About johnvic8

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 has been a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to seven of his eight grandchildren.
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17 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Crape Myrtle

  1. Christina says:

    A tree that needs the humidly that is a feature of your climate, mine hardly flower at all. I like seeing all the colours displayed in their separate little vases.

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  2. So pretty, and not something I see up here in Pennsylvania! Putting each in its own vase to highlight it was a great idea! I do have to say, the top picture made me think of one of those Lazy Susan things that spins around the middle of a table! I’d love to see a close up of the flowers some time!

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  3. Cathy says:

    These must look gorgeous flowering all around your neighbourhood John. I have never seen them apart from in photos!

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  4. Dawn says:

    Love the diverse colors you show. I don’t think I’ve seen all of these colors before. My folks had a house in AL and one crepe myrtle. It was dark pink. But my mom’s favorite color was that light ‘shell pink’ as she called it. I always think of her when I see these plants. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    These look so lovely presented as you have on that silver tray.

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  6. Oh, we have those all over in Sacramento. I’d forgotten their name. I Call them fireworks trees 😉 We have low humidity here, but they seem to flourish.

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  7. Irene says:

    Love crape myrtles. 🙂

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  8. bittster says:

    Well now you’re just showing off!
    I love how you kept them separate, it’s like a tray of specialty chocolates and you really focus on the range of colors. They must really light up the garden during the hot days of summer.
    I planted a few in Texas but wasn’t there long enough to really enjoy them… I think I’ve killed at least three here in Pennsylvania. I can dream, right?

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