Friday, September 3, 2010

White Crape Myrtles

I like crape myrtles (lagerstroemia). They're good southern trees, they flower every summer, they come in pink. Of course I like them. I really wanted a crape myrtle at my house. I had crape myrtle blooms on the arch at my wedding. Who doesn't like a tree with masses of pink flowers on it? No one, that's who!

I don't like white crape myrtles. Because they usually look like this...

Actually, that one isn't nearly as bad as the ones I see along the highway. The ones that are supposed to be white but rather look quite brown and ugly. Yuck!

We had a dying crape myrtle in our yard and had it cut down last fall. There was a few inches of stump left and guess what happened? The thing started growing! I was so excited. I really really love pink and purple crape myrtles. They are SO beautiful!

Imagine my disappointment when I saw white blooms popping up on my crape myrtle. Ugh. Really?

But more and more blooms have been popping up, and I don't think I've ever seen such pretty white blooms on a crape myrtle (and in September, too)! Pretty and fluffy and...white! I think I'm turning a new leaf in my love for crape myrtle.

1 comment:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Hooray! I love crepe myrtles too. I'm so glad you own one and that it's actually a pretty white one!


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