Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The White Crepe Myrtle

"Large, long lasting clusters of snowy white crepe-like flowers at a time when few plants are in bloom."

The hardiest flowering plants I've found that work well in our hot and humid summers are the crepe myrtles. 

They hold a special place in my childhood memories, too. I picked large bouquets of it from Grandmother's flower beds, and my playhouse always smelled so sweet. 

So, when it came time to transplant flowers and trees from Grandmother's house in Dell to the farm, the old crepe myrtles were first on the list.

This one has grown into an absolutely beautiful bush 
that will bloom all summer long.



















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33 comments:

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Well isn't that beautiful I have 4 White Natchez Crepe Myrtels in my back yard that I have treed but I think I will definitly (sp?) snip some blooms now that I see how beautiful they are in the home.
thanks

Jenny said...

Crepe Myrtles are one of my favorite plants too. We inherited a row of dark pink ones down the length of our driveway when we bought the house last year but I'm dieing to plant a few white ones in the fall. They're so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
jenny

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very beautiful blooms inside or out!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!!! hope you share this week at the garden party...? What beautiful blooms! xoxo, tracie

Jamie said...

What a beautiful flower! I don't think I ever knew what they were called. Your photos are just lovely! ~ Jamie

jill said...

Just beautiful. I see the pinks around town, but never the white.

Thanks for sharing.

blessings, jill

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Absolutely gorgeous with such special meaning.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful blooms...the crepe myrtles have been especially stunning in our part of the south this year. One of my favorite southern blooms.
Carolyn

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Truly beautiful! I've heard of these crepe myrtles but we don't have them here so I never knew what the talk was about! Now I do! They are beautiful!

Lavender Cottage said...

I wish the crepe myrtles were winter hardy to grow here. They have such a nice drooping branch of flowers that are perfect for a vase.
Your white ones look lovely in the pitcher.

Larry said...

Such beautiful blooms... your plant very much reminds me of the lilacs that we can grow here... since we aren't blessed with the climate required for crepe myrtles...Larry

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The Crepe Myrtle is beautiful! We don't have them here. I love it next to the little red shed.

Sandy said...

Simply wonderful photos and your Crepe Myrtels are in the form of bushes, mine is a very tall tree that has yet to flower but when it does it's white and so beautiful!
Nice post
Sandy

Pat said...

I am excited to see your beautiful bush. I started 4 crepe myrtles a couple of years ago, and they are growing great. But here in Kansas, they usually die back to the ground and start over each year, so I won't be seeing anything like your bush, sure is heart-stopping!

Cynthia said...

I just adore these this is such a lush bush. The blooms are beautiful. I love your arrangement breathtaking.

I saw you on Fishtail Garden.

Cynthia

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a lovely flowering plant, and next to that red barn--perfect! I have never tried growing crepe myrtles--I think perhaps our climate is a bit too cold for them to thrive, so I will have to live vicariously through yours!

Cynthia said...

I saw you on Rooted In thyme too.

Cynthia

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Beautiful images!!! I wouls love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. Have a lovely day Anu

Kim said...

Inspiring. I never thought to cut the blooms of our crepe myrtle. Yours made beautiful bouquets, reminiscent of lilacs. When ours bloom I am certainly picking a bouquet or two.

Di said...

I love heritage plants and your crepe myrtle is absolutely beautiful! I have daffodils, hostas and daylillies from my Nana's yard, which I've been able to share with the nieces. Love your post and photos.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

My white Crepe Myrtle isn't blooming yet, but when it does I will definately be bringing a bouquet in the house...I had no idea they made good cut flowers. Thank you. A lovely post!

Jennifer said...

i never knew there were crape myrtles that bloomed in the summer! i thought they only bloomed in the fall...yours are beautful! thanks for sharing.

Jennifer
http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

What a beautiful bush, and the crepe myrtle looks lovely in your ironstone pitcher.
Mary Alice

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I saw the Crepe Myrtles when i vacationed in the Carolinas. They are absolutely gorgeous. They must not grow here because I have never seen one. I really should check out the growing zone because I would love one. The white blooms are stunning.
Hugs,
Jann

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my goodness I never would have thought of clipping these. Just gorgeous. This is such an inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow! That crepe myrtle is beautiful! When I was a little girl, we had a pink one in the backyard. We always took the Easter photo in front of it!

Hugs,
Judy

Robin said...

I've never seen the white before. Just beautiful! Do you have a tip on how to make sure you don't bring any little guests (bugs) into your house? Seems like there's a lot of places to hide in these!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Shelia said...

What a lovely bush and filled with blooms! You've made a gorgeous bouquet too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Fishtail Cottage said...

My Crepe Myrtel is beginning to bloom for the first time ever (i've had it for four years)!!! i hope mine end up as beautiful as yours! thank you for linking up to this weeks garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage. xoox, tracie

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I live in Canada, I don't think Crepe Myrtle grows in my area.
Cindy

Jody and Stan said...

Debi,Congrats! Your post was the highest viewed on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Feel free to come by and get a button for being featured. Congrats again. Have a great week!


Jody

Debra said...

beautiful / love them

Love your blog too! I think I have managed to read at least half of it today on lunch break and a wee bit of time at home as well! :)

Tony Wilson said...

Gorgeous crepe myrtles! We've been thinking about bringing a crape myrtle in our front yard that desperately needs color. His paintings are very inspiring!!!

Lavander Crepe Myrtle

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