Worth the Wait

7.24.2016

I wait patiently each summer for our crape myrtles to bloom. This is when our front yard looks the best when these huge bushes are loaded with blooms. It seems ours bloom a bit later than most I see around in shopping centers and business parks. I don't know why ours take their dear sweet time, but they are worth the wait.



This shot was taken at sunrise. The sky is blue and the light is perfect. As the day goes on the sky will turn white. This shot looks towards our neighbor's pasture. That isn't all our property.

This is at sunrise facing the other direction. 









Sprinklers on after mowing the lawn.

The sod we planted three weeks ago is doing well. It is almost blending in with the old grass.

This side is slowly greening up. This sod looked dead when we planted it, but we knew it would come back with tender loving care. We just fertilized it yesterday and then had a nice rain so it will really green up now.

I walked around in the front yard bare foot after the rain and noticed my two little hydrangeas are getting new blooms on them again. These bushes have really taken off this year after planting them two years ago.

The knockout roses were looking a bit pitiful after a very hot dry spell, but they are starting to bloom again.

I planted the red geraniums that were on the deck in this pot that has been sitting empty.

I had two of these large pots, but the other broke when we tried to remove a dead fern from it. For those new here Mr. Savvy built this wall and steps several years ago.



I hope y'all have a lovely Sunday.

Post Edit: FYI this is your English lesson for the day....the spelling is crape myrtle not crepe like the food.


26 comments:

  1. happy Sunday Kim.

    I luv crepe myrtles. They just scream 'the south to me'. We have a nice hedgerow planted between us and the neighbor's. The landscaper planted a purple one at one corner of the house, but I have a fight with that one. Just bought 3 from a charity sale a few weeks ago and planted them on the back garden. I have always luved your big ones and their big fat blooms!
    Like you we have had a long dry , hot summer. The rains are finally coming back, and thongs are looking up!

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  2. We had Crepe Myrtles at our last house and they really perk up a place. Love your white ones. Next house hopefully is in a cooler climate so I can grow hydrangeas.

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  3. My crepe myrtles are pink - one dark and one light. Love them!

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  4. Love your yard the Crepe Myrtles are beautiful.

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  5. Your crepe myrtles are beautiful! They are some of my landscape favorites. In Oklahoma where I live, the crepe myrtles start blooming in early July. We planted hydrangeas at our new house, and they're off to a great start. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. We have dozens of crepe myrtles, my favorite are the white ones. I bring arms full of blossoms in for cut arrangements. They smell wonderful.

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  7. Thanks for telling us the difference between crepe and crape. I paid attention!

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  8. They are stunning. Here in Europe we tend to call them by their Latin name Lagerstroemia, apparently they do in Austalia too, I have no idea why! We have three in the garden, one in the flowering hedge, and two near the pool. They won't flower for another month or so, never until mid August and everything is late this year as we had a cold spring. But now it is so so dry, everything looks very parched!

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  9. I am not familiar with crepe myrtles. I will be on the look out this week to see if they thrive here in our desert climate of southern California.

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  10. I love crepe myrtles also. Mine is just about done blooming. I always know fall is coming when it sheds its leaves. Who knew living in Florida. You have a beautiful piece of property and I really enjoy your blog.

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  11. I love crape myrtles. Such a long lasting bloom. I love they way they look in vases inside too.

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  12. Love your white Crape Myrtles....the yard is looking pretty great too!

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  13. Your crepe myrtles are beautiful. That is the one plant I really love here and was so happy we have them in our yard!

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  14. All beautiful, Kim. I'm a fan of Crepe Myrtle trees. They bloom all summer here. No matter how hot or how dry they are covered in colorful blooms.

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  15. I have a couple in my front yard that are getting really tall and are in bloom. But when it rains they get heavy and almost touch the ground, what can I do ? Are you to stake them up ? I love them too but these aren't very old but pretty in white.

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    1. Linda, ours droop from the water weight, too, but not the whole bush. I guess if they are young you could stake them. Usually once the water dries they should spring back.

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  16. You do have a beautiful yard. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Your entire lawn and landscaping is beautiful. You and Mr. Savy have worked hard and it shows! Thank you for the lovely "garden" tour today!

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  18. Beautiful, Kim...your landscape looks so pretty! My crape myrtles have been gorgeous this year! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  19. Hi Kim,
    Your crepe Myrtle is one of the prettiest I have seen. Love seeing your beautiful yard.
    Kris

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  20. Everything looks beautiful in bloom Kim :) We're having a drought here and my fall things are blooming already. I just cut them back today hoping for a second bloom out of them.

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  21. We grow a lot of Crepe Myrtles (yes, that is how we spell it) in Australia."Our French Oasis" is also correct as commonly known as Lagerstroemia It is a very popular and versatile tree. Most I have seen are in various shades of pink but there are the occasional white one around . Being a fan of white flowers I have loving the white in your garden Kim. The leaves on the branches are a bit different to yours as no doubt a different variety. Really lovely pictures of your beautiful garden Kim.

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  22. Kim, I have always loved Crepe Myrtles. Don't know how they do in Maine.
    The plants are confused by global warming. My Casa Blanca lily's
    are not blooming yet. Beautiful photo.
    Have a nice Summer, stay cool. yvonne

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  23. Spectacular! I want one in my yard now!

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  24. Your home is gorgeous indoors and out!

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