My mother passed away twenty years ago and I had not thought of this story in ages, hut the crepe myrtle
blossoming on the streets of the town in North Carolina where I then lived made me think of my mother and her love of lilacs.
Q: I love blooming trees, but have some dogwoods that don't bloom, and three crepe myrtles
that produce little or nothing.
Capital Campaign Naming Opportunities The Building $500,000 The Board Room (already claimed) $100,000 The Library (already claimed) $100,000 Executive Conference Room $75,000 Furniture and Furnishings $50,000 Suites (5) $30,000 Reception Area (already claimed) $25,000 Individual Offices (16-4 claimed) $10,000 Kitchen $10,000 Gardens (already claimed) $10,000 Library Collection $7,500 Board Conference Table and Chairs $7,500 Arbor Picnic Area (already claimed) $5,000 Trees (5-1 claimed) $4,000 Crepe Myrtles
(8-4 claimed) $1,000 Audubon Prints (6-1 claimed) $750 Large Commemorative Brick (8"x8") $500 Small Commemorative Brick (4"x8") $250 KEY already claimed partially claimed available
-- More than 100 newly planted trees, ranging from maples to Crepe Myrtles
, surround the exterior landscape of the new West Cobb location, which was graded prior to Kaiser Permanente's purchase.
Chovan has further enhanced the gated enclave's surroundings with over 2,500 tropical plantings, from lush Washingtonian palms and sea grapes to flowering crepe myrtles
, bougainvillea and hibiscus.
I'm late in the season and grieving for crepe myrtles
, their long skin birthmarked, their higgledy-piggledy limbs tied with bits of old string begging to be remembered by springtime--while secret beauties in alleyways abandon themselves for a turn of phrase, no matter how hackneyed the twinkling eye.
Every season your landscape professional should be concerned with the mires and lacebugs that will hit the azaleas, scale that attack holly or aphids that ruin the crepe myrtles
. Regular inspections are needed in order to catch harmful insects or plant diseases before they occur.
I sobbed the last time I strolled the fragrant trails and picked my last bouquet from Princess de Monaco and Queen Elizabeth, then drove out the curved lane where pink and lavender crepe myrtles
shared the fence with Constance Spry.
Powdery mildew, which also attacks crepe myrtles
and roses, causes leaves to turn white.
The courtyard was encircled by crepe myrtles
, with a large tent in the center offering beverages to the guests.
Some varieties of crepe myrtles
also fare really well.
Q: What is the best care for crepe myrtles
in northern Virginia?