When I first saw the lavender blooms of the crepe myrtle
trees lining the streets of my new town in North Carolina, where I had been hired to teach creative writing at the university, where I would teach students to read essays about difficult subjects and to write about difficult things like race and family and power, I thought of my mother and our battles over lilacs.
Q: My crepe myrtle
tree has an oil-like substance dripping all around the base, the leaves are wilting and the trunk has white stuff on it.
Mediterranean myrtle is not to be confused with the more common crepe myrtle
. Visit www.gourmetsardinia.com.Music Bread: Pane carasau (the bread of the shepherds) is often called carta da musica or music bread because of its resemblance to the thin parchment once used for music scores.
Rickert hired Hazeltine Nurseries to tame it--but not too much; the front yard, with its abundant coconut palms, bamboo stands, mango and crepe myrtle
trees, conveys just the right old-Florida feeling for the neighborhood.
Goodbye crepe myrtle
and the vertigo of the last hundred years
Even now, all I know of family was what I saw in those photographs: twig of crepe myrtle
stuck in a baby's wicker basinette, pinky ring on a young soldier, the pomade and stocking cap waves in an uncle's hair, if he was an uncle at all.
One-acre squares overflow with magnolias, azaleas, palms, fuchsia, crepe myrtle
and oleander, but it is the streets that are breathtaking.
The dogwood and crepe myrtle
collections were planted so visitors could view the bark as well as the blooms.
This walking tour will take you along the streets of a typical Garden District neighborhood where ancient live oaks shade these homes, surrounded with crepe myrtle
, magnolia, and banana trees.
We have a lot of pecan trees, azaleas, camellias, dogwood, crepe myrtle
, etc., in our yard.
Some popular trees in this group include ficus, serissa, fuchsia, buttonwood, crepe myrtle
, bougainvillea and jade.
Some of its preferred hosts for feeding and/or egg laying are, besides grapes, citrus, Crepe myrtle
, Privet, Photinia, Camellia, Ash, Sycamore, Magnolia, Peach, Sunflower, Hollyhock, and Malva, Sow thistle and Lambs-quarters (weeds).