Monday, July 28, 2008

The not so Creepy Myrtle....

Actually it is a Crape Myrtle...but from some reason I always want to call it a creep myrtle.
Who knows why... I am a little odd at times.

I never really have looked at an individual bloom up close. Each bloom works together to create a mass of color. I have not seen the beauty of each bloom. It has 6 distinct petals. Who knew? Not me.
When we first bought the house 1/2 of this tree was covered in Kudzu. It has been beautiful. Not Creepy at all.


NatalieDeltaGam said...

random trivia: that's a 'muscogee' varietycrape myrtle...more useless facts b/c of my horticulture degree.

Green Fairy said...

I love crepe myrtle, but most of the ones I've seen won't grow in my zone.

Jenni said...

Thanks Natalie...though manytimes the facts seem useless, they will come in handy at some point in life. Ya just never know when.

Too bad there is not one in your zone Joanne. Have you looked into the smaller bush type ones?