Skip to main content

Crape Myrtle Tree

 Crepe Myrtle
I love these trees! We have two that are growing out front near our mailbox. They have been there a long time. Last year we bought 2 from Home Depot. This picture is of one of them. They bloom most of July and August. Beautiful! Below is some information I found about them.
Crape Myrtles are different from most other trees and many other shrubs in that they bloom on what's called "New Wood or New Growth"(most tree's flowers come from the growth they made the previous year).
Therefore, anything that you can do to make the crape myrtle grow once it leafs out in the spring will result in more flowers this coming year. Crape Myrtles thrive on water and fertilizer and if you fertilize once a week or every 2 weeks you will have more flowers for a longer time than you know what to do with.

Crepe Myrtle at sunset 8-3-09


Popular posts from this blog

Petunias and Hot Summer Weather

It's been two years since I have updated my blog. I had gotten busy with my Etsy shop which took a lot of my time. Just lately, I started missing writing on my blog. So, here I am with my first post in two years! 
 I was looking back at my early summer pictures and was surprised at how much my petunias have grown. the above picture was taken in early June. 

Here it is late August and they have grown so much. They've needed a lot of water and tender loving care during our very hot summer weather (over 100 degrees most days). 

A few times, I thought they might not make it. Glad they did, as I love looking out my window at their beauty.

Hello September!

Hard to believe that we are leaving summer behind already. But, welcome September! Inching ever closer to my favorite season of the year.

September days are here With summer's best of weather And, autumn's best of cheer
Helen Hunt Jackson