Sunday Trees – 38


Crepe Myrtles
South Louisiana


Crepe Myrtles are popular trees in the South.  They are among the welcoming signs of Spring and Summer.  They line roadways, public gardens and lawns either in single form or en masse.  Their confetti like petals treat us to full blooms in a profuse manner.  Crepe myrtles adorn our yards with white, varying shades of pink, purple, lavender, and red flowers.  If pruned correctly, their limbs and trunks become living sculptures.  The abundance and weight of the blossoms often cause the limbs to bow gracefully and artfully.

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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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11 Responses to Sunday Trees – 38

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Glorious in every way!

  2. Geraldine says:

    very pretty. love this color too, one of my favs. :)

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  4. what a beautiful tree. I’ve never seen one till now.

  5. shoreacres says:

    “Southern Lilac”, they’re sometimes called. I miss the midwestern lilacs terrifically. Crepe myrtles don’t have the fragrance, but they certainly dress up the landscape nicely.

    • becca givens says:

      I hadn’t thought them as “Southern Lilacs” … nice thought!!
      Actually they do have a fragrance. I noticed it last week when I was watering ~~~ the only thing in bloom at the moment in our dry hot weather are the crepe myrtles. I have a full white one and two slender red ones.

  6. siggiofmaine says:

    I love your description of the crepe myrtle trees…they sound lovely. Thank you for the information…I love how you add to the photo with help for those of us who are clueless about southern trees.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  7. We have crepe myrtles in southern california. Beautiful blooms.

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