In full bloom in my back yard
Hey Paula, beautiful crepe myrtle. But I'm really curious to know what the plant is just below and left of the spirea. Is it a perenial? Thanks for sharing.
Immediately to the left of the spirea is annual Salvia splendens 'Sangria', and then to it's left is a variegated Phlox 'Nora Leigh'
It's hard to beat a crepe for 4 seasons of interest.
OH MY....That has to be hands down the most outstanding Crepe Myrtle I have ever seen. I must be doing something terribly wrong. Do you have a secret pruning talent?
Awesome...sure wish we could grow them in our zone!
Great picture... I'm so jealous.... My Tonto's are starting to bud, but they are dieback's here, so I can forget about ever seeing something like that in my yard... You have a beautiful color combination there...
"Wow, 'Tonto' big heap red color Lone Ranger"
I prune off the previous year's dead flower clusters in spring, while it's leafing out. I've only had it 3 years (bought it large) and I think it's location is good. Southerly, hot and sunny, and somewhat protected. Thanks all
That's a winner, Paula! My poor 'Natchez' has been beetle infested this year. Without hand picking them, I wouldn't have any flowers left.
That's gorgeous. :)
Yes, I'm with Donoki. I'm jealous. I planted a Tonto, but was not able to get mine going. Beautiful.
I just planted a Tonto this summer in my Lexington KY yard...can't wait until it gets rooted and growing!
I must say that my two Tontos here in New Jersey looked great, but yours looks WOW!
One good thing about a hot summer....Crepe's love it... still blooming...taken this morning. Thanks all
Beautiful crape myrtle. I love that color.
WOuld you mind posting the picture again. I have a Tonto and would love to see yours. I am planning to turn my shrubby Tonto into a tree.
Hi there, I no longer post photos here , but here's some pics at a different forum I frequent
Here is a link that might be useful: The Garden Forums