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Tag Archives: crape myrtle
Things I See Around Town: Criminal Activity?
Yesterday I came upon stark evidence that a heinous crime had been committed. This is unquestionably a case of first degree Crape Murder. A dastardly deed. In plain view 0f the public. Brazen. Condoned by the “Landscape Committee.” Why they … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Things I See Around Town Tagged crape myrtle 7 Comments
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 … Continue reading
Posted in End of the Month View, Gardening Tagged crape myrtle 29 Comments
Things I See Around Town: You’ve Changed
It’s early June. As I move about town here in the Charlotte area, I am excited to see the colorful changes that are taking place in the gardening world. Plants that have been sleeping through spring are now shouting their … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, Things I See Around Town Tagged crape myrtle, daylilies, gardenia, Hydrangea Endless Summer, Southern magnolia 12 Comments
The gardening word for 2016 is inconsistent. It’s been too cold and it’s been too hot. It’s been too dry and then we get four and half inches of rain in a few hours. Critters have tested my patience. The … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening Tagged Bartzella Itoh peony, bearded iris Sunny Disposition, bucket list, Camellia japonica 'Debutante', Carex trifida Rekohu Sunrise, Catawba crape myrtle, Clarence bearded iris, crape myrtle, heuchera Caramel, ipheion, peonies, pink phlox, pink Muhly Grass, Shakespeare 39 Comments
Welcome Changes in the Garden
I recently took A Walk in the Garden and noticed several welcome changes…and a few surprises. Let me share a few. Clematis ‘Comptesse de Bouchard’ has taken quite a beating over the summer with the scorching full sun that bears down … Continue reading
Wordless Wednesday: Close up to Crape Myrtle
In response to Kimberley at Cosmos and Cleome who wanted to see crape myrtle blossoms close up.
Posted in Gardening, Wordless Wednesday Tagged crape myrtle, garden photography 4 Comments
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 … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is EARTH. The beautiful multi-colored trunk of this crape myrtle pulls ones eyes down to the earth that sustains it. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/earth/
Posted in Gardening, Nature, Weekly Photo Challenge Tagged crape myrtle 24 Comments
A Walk in the Garden at the End of the Month: September 2015
After a week of rain, the sun is out at least for a day. The forecast is for yet another extended period of wet weather. I took advantage of the warmth to take stock of the garden to see what … Continue reading
Posted in End of the Month View, Gardening Tagged Anthony Waterer spirea, Autumn Joy sedum, Becky daisy, Black Swallowtail butterflies, Catawba, caterpillars, chaste tree, crape myrtle, Encore azaleas, golden rod, Helen, Iris Clarence, Iris Immortality, lantana, marigold, Osage, Osmanthus fragrans, parsley, phlox, tea olive, The Patient Gardener's Weblog, Vitex agnus-castus, Writing Spider 8 Comments
Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day: September 2015
Today is Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, sponsored by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. The arrival of fall is accompanied by a number of subtle changes in the garden. Peonies are beginning to go dormant and the edges of their foliage is browning. That … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening, GBFD Tagged 'Endless Summer' hydrangea, Acer palmatum dissectum Ever Red, Ajuga reptans Mahogany, Autumn fern, Christina, crape myrtle, Euphorbia x martinii Ascot Rainbow, hellebore, Heucherella Sweet Tea, hosta, Ipomea patatas Sweet Caroline Bewitched, Ligustrum sinense Sunshine, liriope, My Gardn in the Hesperides, peony, Pittosporum tobira Mojo, sweet potato vine 9 Comments