Crepe Myrtle Fanatic

I’m working on some self-analysis today.  Trying to figure out how I have become such a fanatic about my crepe myrtles.  Although I told myself not to give them a thought until May, this day finds me outside inspecting them for signs of tiny red leaves.  And even though leaves are starting to pop out, I can’t be content with that.  No, I must go back day after day for more proof.

They’re not my only plants, but they’re the only ones I go a bit nuts over.  Maybe it’s because I have thirty-nine of them.  Or because with a number like that, I had to buy them as little babies, so I’ve got some bizarre attachment to them.  Perhaps I’m just determined to be proven right… that ordering all white ones for my landscaping theme, and bringing them in from Florida wasn’t a foolish idea.

It’s been torture seeing them through drought and intense freeze and that close call with poison.  Some haven’t made it, and replacements were ordered.  This is year four.  I have high hopes.

I’ve concluded that it’s just fun to be fanatical about something silly once in awhile.  We do it over sports to shoes to haircuts, and everything in between.  So… crepe myrtles are my obsession.  What’s yours?


7 Responses to “Crepe Myrtle Fanatic”

  1. Marcea Clive says:

    In the picture, they look healthy enough. Calm down!
    Just kidding………Neat blog.

  2. Sandy says:

    Still have two that appear to be lifeless twigs. We shall see what we shall see. =)

  3. M. Sue says:

    Maybe they wanted to live in Texas?
    Just kidding, of course. Maybe white ones take a but longer to wake up.
    Our rosy-colored ones have leaved out; however, just yesterday I noticed there’s a lot of dead stalks I should have removed when they were shorter and in their sleeping state. It’s too late for this year so they’ll just have to feel unloved.
    Oh, wait a minute! I think I just heard them whisper on the wind, “I wish we could go live at Sandy’s…”
    Sending smiles~
    M. Sue

  4. Jany says:

    I love Crepe Myrtles, but WHITE? I love all the colors especially bright red, but 39 in white just seems like going to Baskin Robbins and choosing vanilla.

  5. Sandy says:

    Jany… you’ll have to search out and read about my yellow and white garden. I have a very special reason for having them all this color. And against my red barn… I couldn’t be happier! =)

  6. Sandy says:

    Marilyn Sue… any crepe myrtle with good sense would choose San Angelo, Texas, over Portales, New Mexico. But… such is the card they drew!

  7. Lori says:

    I can’t wait to see them! They will be so beautiful!

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