Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crape Myrtle





The crape myrtle trees are beautiful this time of year.


These trees are very fast growers,

and the blooms last from summer through fall.







They thrive in warm climates and are very plentiful here in the south.


You see them everywhere you look ~ in front yards, along the streets, in front of businesses, in the down town, in the parks, in gardens, and along the highways.







This one sprouted all by itself several years ago on our front lawn next to the driveway. It seemed to be at a perfect spot so we left it grow. It now stands about 18 feet tall and it's beautiful.


Enjoy your day!

Donna

8 comments:

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your crape myrtles are so beautiful. Our's are just starting to bloom and I can't wait. Have a wonderful day.

Sandy

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Thank you Donna for your lovely comment.
I have never heard of crepe Myrtle but it looks divine, gorgeous pink colour!

Sarah x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yours look beautiful Donna! Mine haven't started to bloom yet.
Hugs,
Penny

Sherri said...

Hi Donna! We must have ESP because yesterday I was going to blog about Crape Myrtle but changed my mind because I thought maybe another day would be a better day! I love Crape Myrtles this time of year-they are so gorgeous!

Happy@Home said...

They are beautiful and I consider them to be one of my favorite things about living in the south.
Your photo with the blue sky in the background is so pretty.

~Sheila@tempus fugit~ said...

These trees are beautiful. How nice that mother Nature gifted you with this one!
hugs
xx

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I have about five in my side/backyard that are probably 30 feet high. Of course their lovely blooms are falling right into my pond.
Brenda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Crape Myrtles are so beautiful! I wish they would grow here but I think our winters are too harsh.