An End of Month Walk in the Garden

This seems to be crape myrtle time in my garden. I have ten of them in this small space, and they are providing wonderful color just now.

Most of the crape myrtles are shedding their bark at this time of year, but ‘Osage’ always shines as it reveals this beautiful new color. It will eventually fade to gray but will keep this color for many months.

A few other flowers are in bloom now; you have to look closely because it is hard for them to compete with the crape myrtle.

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 was 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 six of his eight grandchildren.
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29 Responses to An End of Month Walk in the Garden

  1. DailyMusings says:

    So beautiful John! and such interesting bark

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  2. March Picker says:

    Your crape myrtles are amazing! Such variety, and I well remember how interesting their bark is in many seasons. Enjoy.

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  3. Roda says:

    Such beauties!! The fairies must love your garden!! 💚

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  4. Wow, John. This is gorgeous.

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  5. arlene says:

    They are all so lovely 🙂

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  6. anne leueen says:

    I always enjoy a walk in your garden!

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  7. Peach6972 says:

    Omg😍lov ur garden 💝beautiful flowers 🌸🏵🌹🌺🌻gdnite friend 😴😪

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  8. Marie says:

    Lovely. One of my favorite trees.

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  9. Pauline says:

    Your crape myrtles are really stuinning, giving your garden lots of lovely colour at this time of year.

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  10. Christina says:

    The Lagostroemias are wonderful. Do you irrigate them or do they have enough moisture from the humidity in the air. I’ve watered mine a lot this year and have been rewarded with masses of flowers on the white one.

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  11. Cathy says:

    The crape myrtle are all lovely and the bark is certainly an added bonus!

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  12. bittster says:

    Could these be even more beautiful than last year? I’ve taken a risk and given yet another crape myrtle a chance in my garden. The winters have been so mild I think it might be worth it to try again, still I don’t think there’s any chance I’ll see bark like that!
    I wish I could smell the gardenia.

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  13. Steve says:

    Hi John I have taken over from Helen to host the End of Month View. It would be great if you can join. https://glebehouse.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/end-of-month-view-august-2017/

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