Faith Over Fear!
My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and the Crape Myrtle is her favorite flower so I decided to do something a little different today. This mural is for her and everyone who has been affected. You’re never alone in the fight!!! —————-
Have faith, you are stronger than you know.
Plant Ponderings... Our plant of the week from October 7th-11th is the Crape Myrtle Tree & Shrub, also called "The Lilac of the South": -Grows 15'-25'
-Rose, Red, or White flowers through summer
-Grows in a vase shape
-Foliage is dark green, changing to yellow/orange/red in the fall
If you'd like to include this beautiful tree or shrub in your garden here is what you need to know to make it grow:
-Needs a lot of water out of the gate, but once established has some drought tolerance
-FULL ☀️ (6 Hours of Direct Sunlight per day)
-Grows in a wide range of soils from slightly alkaline to acidic
-Be sure to prune and fertilize trees in late winter
-Complete pruning by early August for best results
Just when you thought they couldn't get more beautiful, the crape myrtles (Lagerstroemiaturn spp. ) trade their bright flowers for orange, red and brown leaves for the fall. There are over 500 species of Crape myrtle, and only some are deciduous, so don't be surprised if you see some staying green or full of flowers. This one was in full fall regalia, which looked beautiful with the signature smooth, cinnamon colored brown, Grey and pink bark. The bark is a great way to identify a crape myrtle if you're not sure.