Friday I’m in Love: Crepe Myrtle

I’ve written about my love of lilacs and my regrets that I don’t seem to be able to make them survive here. I’ve been looking around for an alternative and at last I think I’ve found it…the crepe myrtle. They grow in abundance here, but it was only on a recent visit to Charleston that I really came to appreciate how attractive they can be, given the right setting.IMG_0722

Like lilacs, they come in a variety of colours. IMG_0721Unlike lilacs, many have interesting bark.IMG_6462Some are evergreen. Others offer the possibility of autumn foliage.

Sadly, their fragrance, though sweet, is not as powerful as that of lilac. But I’ll take what I can get!







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