2) The Healing Gardens -- an open-space area with three small gardens -- is separated by bridges overhead; the meditative area has a koi pond, a dozen crape myrtle
trees and a pathway.
During Wednesday's ceremony, Newhall Land showed off four recently planted crape myrtle
trees at the clubhouse, one for each decade the neighborhood has been in existence.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: For vivid autumn color, shop for trees such as birch, Chinese pistache, crape myrtle
, ginkgo, Japanese maple, liquidambar, persimmon, and 'Raywood' ash.
I am a big fan of the few crape myrtle
"Fauriei" hybrid varieties that have cinnamon trunks.
Keep in mind that certain deciduous shrubs and trees, such as crape myrtle
, do not leaf out until late spring so do not be alarmed by their lack of new growth.
is probably the most popular flowering tree in Los Angeles.
Deciduous trees are those that lose their leaves all at once, such as peach, plum, apricot, maple, crape myrtle
, poplar or birch.
I generally use a lot of Southern types of plants such as boxwoods, azaleas, hydrangea, fern, Natchez crape myrtle
, and upright hollies such as Eastbay and Oakland.
In my own front yard, which faces west, I have found that the `Fauriei' crape myrtle
hybrid is the perfect tree for heat mitigation.
The orchard at the Furnace Creek Inn reminded me that filling a yard with trees - as opposed to planting a few birch, crape myrtle
or ornamental pears surrounded by a lawn - is an idea with undeniable appeal for the horticulturally adventurous, the fruit connoisseur or the everyday gardening romantic.
THESE SHRUBS ROOT QUICKLY: Beautyberry, beauty bush, bluebeard, butterfly bush, crape myrtle
, daphne, deciduous azalea, elderberry, enkianthus, flowering quince, forsythia, hydrangea, lilac, mock orange, redtwig dogwood, rugosa rose, serviceberry, smoke tree, viburnum, weigela
The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses in shades of cream and white, white freesia, Queen Anne's lace, and crape myrtle