Out of This World

I’ve just ordered six more white crepe myrtles.  Oh the growing pains of an infant yard!  I have forty crepes… well, slots for forty crepes.  Some are dead sticks.   In the grand scheme of things, I’m supposed to have marvelous rows of white flowering crepe myrtles marking boundaries and welcoming people along my driveway.

Year one.  Thought the drip was working on them all.  No.  Stunted growth along with some death.

Year two.  G being a little too helpful with some weed killer.  Made me very unhappy.  Stunted growth along with some death.

Year three.  The much talked about deep freeze.  Stunted growth along with some death.

So today I told G about ordering the six to fill in the gaps, and he says he hopes it all pays off because I sure have given them lots of chances.  I tell him that it will all pay off because when they finally do what I want them to do, they’ll be out of this world.  He says, “Yes… or we will.”

6 Responses to “Out of This World”

  1. Sandy says:

    Can’t wait ’til my crepe myrtles are huge and filled with blooms like this all summer long!

  2. Marcea Clive says:

    Beautiful photo……Gary is being very logical.
    Love it.

  3. Sandy says:

    Isn’t it beautiful. Not mine! We can only hope that by July we’ll have the pretty little blooms. I’m putting this in the record books. You never even give a crepe myrtle a second thought until at least Mother’s Day. If no sign of life by then, you just MIGHT start to worry. I tried to get photos of some of my leaves today, but the wind…. couldn’t manage it. Decided to turn to the ol’ stock photos.

  4. Micah says:

    HAHA!!! That is a very true statement!!! How are your black eyed susan vines doing? I planted some about a month ago… not looking good!

  5. Sandy says:

    Susan is struggling! But I think I’ve got some soil problems in that portion of my flowerbed. I’ll keep working with it!

  6. Cheryl says:

    That Gary!!! I have faith your yard will be beautiful WAY before you are out of this world!:)

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