Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crepe Myrtes

 This is my grandmother's very pretty bright pink Crepe Myrtle.  She has three of them around her house.  This one was the brightest in color and also attracted the most bees.  It stayed in bloom a lot longer than the others.  I think it is due to the partial afternoon shade it has.  With summer almost at an end the little monster and I agreed to help her trim up the spent blooms this fall.  Hopefully next year they will be just as pretty for her to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin, that is truly one of the brightest crepe myrtles that I have ever seen. How nice that you cut off the flowers for your grandmother together with your kid. I don't have that tree in my garden, but we have many growing in the neighborhood. I don't recall seen everyone trimming the old blooms off and wonder if that will increase flowering?