Most of the crape myrtles
sampled were covered with heavy sooty mold indicating crapemyrtle aphids were or had been present in high numbers.
The plants discussed include evergreen magnolias, camellias, heavenly bamboo, Mediterranean heath, jasmines, citrus varieties, southern oak, crape myrtles
, bananas, and cacti.
We began our journey by planting 250 crape myrtles
in the Highway 49 medians using a small grant from the Mississippi Forestry Commission and volunteer help.
9, the 21 crape myrtles
will be planted in the community's Arlington Garden at Arlington Drive and Pasadena Avenue.
Byers sells tens of thousands of crape myrtles
each year and a significant percentage are ARS-developed varieties.
Natchez' crape myrtles
fill the planting beds, bearing flowers during the warm months and leaves that turn fiery shades in fall.
Nearly 30 varieties of crape myrtles
developed and introduced by Egolf have been a great commercial success.
White lights were strung in crape myrtles
in the yard, and cream and gold filigree lanterns with frosted glass and flickering candles glowing in the flower beds and along the sidewalk where guests entered," says Deery.
The final phase is the new Healing Garden, dedicated last October, with an indoor-outdoor cafe, meditation benches under white-flowered crape myrtles
, two koi ponds and a labyrinth modeled on one at Chartres Cathedral in France.
Camellias, grape-hollies, and Japanese apricot are among the highlights of the Ladies Border, as are several thriving crape myrtles
and even a Himalayan fan palm.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: 'Muskogee' is one of the prettiest crape myrtles
you can grow.
The rear formal garden utilizes the old tall crape myrtles
as allees of strong visual lines anchored by the tennis cabana at the rear and at midpoint by a sugar-kettle fountain under one the largest oaks on the coast," Eaves states.