Sunday, September 9, 2007


The first blossoms on the crape myrtle we bought last fall. Nice to have a plant that flowers at the end of the season. Frankly it looked deader than the cliche door nail when spring started. Someone I work with who has one told me to wait until as least May before we gave up on it. The transplant die back was pretty bad, but the base of plant survived and it's grown about two feet more. This particular plant is supposed to be about five feet by five feet and we can prune it either as a tree or a shrub. A really pretty color.

The bean vines are doing well. It's supposed to be dry and hot the next few days so we'll have to watch them closely, they will grow very fast.

Early morning shot through the arbor. The sun was just starting to hit the yard. Early last month the sun was behind the big cedar tree across the street. Now it's behind the house across the street. It's a trip to watch the sun move through the yard as it comes up.


tenyearnap said...

Glad you didn't give up on Myrtle. Very pretty. I just love that arbor and the view as you come up on it. --Cin

toonguykc said...

I'm always amazed by people who can look at a little, dried-up cutting and say "That'll be beautiful one day".  There's probably a lesson there somewhere.  :)


rdautumnsage said...

Love the Mrytle. Russ has a wonderful comment about a lesson in his commentary.
(Hugs) Indigo