Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Flower Friday!!
Mama just loves this silly hat picture, whatever Mama...On to the Flowers!!
This week I asked Mama to take pictures of my most favorite Texas Flowers. Mama says it is really a bush or tree...what ever Mama, they are almost the only thing that has color in this icky hotness.
Aren't they pretty!!
Mama found some information on these for you if you want to read about it...if not, just scroll down real fast for more pretty flower pictures.
The Common Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) from China and Korea, was introduced circaCharleston, South Carolina, in the United States by the French botanist Andre Michaux. In the wild the species is most often found as a multi-stemmed large shrub, but two hundred years of cultivation has resulted in a huge number of cultivars of widely varying characteristics. Today it is possible to find crape myrtles to fill every landscape need, from tidy street trees to dense barrier hedges all the way down to fast-growing dwarf types of less than two feet which can go from seed to bloom in a season (allowing gardeners in places where the plant is not winter hardy to still enjoy the intense colors of the frilly flowers). In Europe crape myrtle is common in the south of France, the Iberian Peninsula and all of Italy; in the United States it can be seen anywhere south of USDA Zone 6, doing best and avoiding fungal diseases in mild climates that are not overly humid such as inland California and Texas. In some parts of Texas, the Crape myrtle is also known as a Cuddle Tree.
Mama took all of these Crape Myrtle Pictures on our neighborhood walks this week:
Crape Myrtles come in all kinds of colors...here is a white one.
More pink Crapes...with a little Texas sky thrown in for Skyday
In this picture you can see the little green budlets!