Friday, August 14, 2009

In Spite of ...

Good morning. I hope everyone is surviving the 'dog days of summer'.

In spite of heat and humidity, we're still surviving as are the gardens. I have worked outdoors 4 mornings this week. Yesterday I was pooped and sore from the other three mornings of work and could hardly get going so I only worked outside for 2 hours instead of the 3-4 of other mornings. There is still more to do, but I'm working at my job the next two days so will have a time of relaxation from the gardens.

I did take a couple of pictures of a lovely purple crepe myrtle ~ Lagerstroemia Indica, that bloomed for me this year. I've had this a long time, and it only blooms every now and then. The leaves of this tree are larger than the other crepes I have, except for the Queen Crepe. I was thrilled when I saw buds and then the open blooms.

The pictures are below. Click on pictures for a larger view.

Have a great weekend whatever your plans.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. Fl


LeSan said...

You know I don't have a crepe of any sort but those flowers are sure making me think of getting one.Very pretty and I love the color.
How's hurricane watch going for you down there?

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful crepe myrtle. Love the color.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful lavender/ purple color.

L. D. Burgus said...

I don't have a clue if we could grow that up here but that is a fascinating and beautiful bloom. I have heard of myrtle but never seen it in person. Persevere and keep inside more. It is too hot to be outside. Take care and have a good weekend.

LeSan said...

I have been trying to send you an email but it won't send for some reason. I just wanted to let you know there's one in the hopper. You may end up with several copies all at once. LOL

glenda said...

I have always wanted a crepe myrtle and see several around in our area, so I know it's a possibility. Your pictures of the purple really tempt me. I love that color.

I hope the hurricanes don't make it to your area and just fizzle out over the ocean.

It's like our tornado season which now seems to be all year long.

Have a great weekend.

lilsista said...

Don't you just love how the petals look like a ruffled pieve of flowing fabric? Sooooo pretty!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning everyone ~ Hope you are having lovely Sunday. I just came in a little while ago to the aroma of Parmesan/Pepper bread baking in my bread machine. Aaaahhh! While I was outside playing in the gardens the bread machine was doing its thing. Nice!

I did a Google search on crape myrtles and they are good in zones 6-10. I also read that they are crape, not crepe, as I have called them. Live and learn.

LeSan ~ I love the color of this one also. I have 3 different colors, 2 pinks and purple. I love them all.

Becca ~ The color is one of my favorites in the garden.

SweetBay ~ It is beautiful, do you have any in your gardens?

L.D. ~ I think you will just have to enjoy crapes via pictures. Just like I have to enjoy those wonderful bloomers you northern gardeners all enjoy.

Glenda ~ Do get a crape or two, you won't be disappointed. Mine even spread underground, I think, because I have babies that come up. I would not want to live in tornado country. Those storms totally freak me out.

LilSista ~ Yes, I do like the crinkly petals. That's a big part of the charm of them, plus they have a nice delicate scent.

That's it, I'm hungry, time to make some lunch.