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Crepe Myrtles in Spring TX!!

Crepe Myrtles in Spring TX

The crepe myrtles in Spring TX have been absolutely BEAUTIFUL this summer!  (Maybe they like a hard winter.) I tried getting the vibrant colors while the sun was out but I found a dusk picture brought the colors out.  We are enjoying the color in our back yard.

Crepe Myrtles in Spring TX

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Comment balloon 35 commentsMarchel Peterson • July 18 2010 10:34PM


How lovely! What a beautiful flower to have gracing your back yard. 

Posted by Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales (Davis R. Chant, REALTORS) about 10 years ago

Beautiful!  The hydrangeas were loaded with blossoms and color everywhere this year in SE Michigan.  Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos.

Posted by Marygrace Liparoto, Ann Arbor Realtor (The Charles Reinhart Company CRS, GRI, ABR (734) 497-6774) about 10 years ago

Marchel I had not seen these before, they produce a beautiful flower.  How long does the flower last?

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 10 years ago

Wow ... how very beautiful .....


Thanks for sharing,

Lori Cofer

Posted by Lori Cofer, REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate (Beasley Realty) about 10 years ago

They're beautiful. Do they have a scent? I don't think I've ever seen them so lush before.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 10 years ago

Marchel: Same here at Canyon Lake and surrounding Hill Country. What a difference a year can make with a little rain. All the trees look really great considering they went through a bad drought for a couple of years.

Have a good week.

Carl Winters, Canyon Lake TX

Posted by Carl Winters about 10 years ago

Marchel, did you block time to take these wonderful photos of the Crepe Myrtles???  (Sorry, could not resist after checking your 100+ comments re the time-block-phone-call-returner! :) 

I concur with your appreciation re Crepe Myrtles AND proper handling of phone calls.

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel, I love color! It just makes you happy to take it all in :)

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) about 10 years ago

I agree they are beautiful this year.  It is the tree to plant in my area, they are everywhere.

Posted by Diane Williams about 10 years ago

Those are nice looking blooms!  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Dora & Vincent Kwok, CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate (HomeSmart Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Absolutely amazing display of Crepe Myrtles, Marchel.  I have noticed that flowers and plants are totally out-doing themselves in many areas of the country this year.  I planted two cherry tomato plants, and they look more like a hedge than plants.  They are giving 100s of tomatoes.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 10 years ago

I love the Crepe Myrtles.  Hope your summer is going terrific Marchel.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel, Light is so important. In fact in the absense of light , there is no color. Nice photo and thanks for sharingthem.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

Marchel, they are certainly very pretty!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 10 years ago

Very nice...I love the colors, they came out great.

Posted by John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA (E3 Green HOMES) about 10 years ago

Stunning color

We have several here to and we need some in our yard

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) about 10 years ago

Marchel:  We have some of these here also!  I love the lavender ones best!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 10 years ago


Your pink ones are doing better than those around here. Blooming but not as full. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel. beautiful! Our's are blooming like crazy too with just enough HEAT and some rain!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel, beautiful! Our's are blooming like crazy too with just enough HEAT and some rain!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Love the pictures! This is my favorite blooming tree/bush. If they do not get enough sunlight they will not bloom and a little miracle grow will boost the size of the blooms tremendously! It is one of the few things that I can grow! :OD

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 10 years ago

It's so much fun visiting each other's gardening posts and reliving memories. I lived in S. Carolina for 7 years and always loved the crepe myrtle.

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) about 10 years ago

Marchel  Our area has been blessed with a bumper crop of crepe myrtle this year, too

Posted by Art Kruschka, Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices (Administrative Manager) about 10 years ago

Hi Marchel, We have tons of beautiful crape myrtles here as well, thanks to the rainy "winter" season. 

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) about 10 years ago

So pretty Marchel!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 10 years ago

The Crepe Myrtles lining my driveway are super tall and need to be cut back. But I am worried that if I do so there will be no shade for the car that parks under them.

I don't even know when is the correct time to trim them. I got the shoots in early spring, but didn't cut them back because I am to short. Anyone want to share?

Coming to you from Texas...

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) about 10 years ago

KAREN, I knew when we moved here that I wanted some crepe myrtles in our backyard.  At first we thought maybe we bought the dwarf variety but 14 years later they are lovely.

MARYGRACE, The cool thing about these crepe myrtles is that they bloom all summer long.

GEORGE, These beautiful trees bloom all summer long. In the heat of the summer many of our flowers stop blooming but not so with crepe myrtles.

LORI, They are a lovely bush/tree!

LISA, I'll be honest I have never noticed a scent with crepe myrtles but they are very pretty.

CARL & CEIL, Same over here.  It has been years since the crepe myrtles have looked so pretty.

MARY KAY, The picture of the crepe myrtles was spontaneous.  We were in the hot tub and I thought they looked so pretty and got out to take the picture.



Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago

JACKIE, I love color also; which is why I knew I needed some of these crepe myrtles in my back yard.

DIANE, Our crepe myrtles look better this year than they have in years.  Is it in the same in Alabama?

DORA & VINCENT, They have been beautiful this year.

MYRL, Our tomatoes were wonderful this year but with the heat I'm now only getting a few.  I think I will try fall tomatoes again.

CHERISE, You probably grew up with crepe myrtles.  I had never seen one prior to moving here.

WILLIAM, I tried to take the picture in the middle of the day but the dusk picture was more vibrant.

TONY, They certainly are pretty.

JOHN, It took a number of tries but dusk finally did the trick.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago

CHARLES, You do need some crepe myrtles in your yard.  You will love them.

JANE, I have a lavender and white one in our front yard.

STEVE, We have lived here 14 years and I think these are the prettiest I have seen.

RUSSELL, That magic mixture of heat and rain seems to be doing the trick on the crepe myrtles this year.

JONI, We planted these when we moved here 14 years ago and this is our prettiest year.  We were beginning to think we had bought dwarf crepe myrtles.

JOETTA, We lived in North Carolina for a couple of years before coming here.  Prior to that we were 15 years in Westminster.

ART, It sounds like the crepe myrtles are beautiful across the country.

SHIRLEY, So is it that rainy winter that does it? 

DEBRA, They are beautiful!

SUSSIE, Everything I have read says not to trim in the summer.  The best time to trim is around valentine's day but you don't need to do crepe murder.  I wrote a post on crepe murder a few years ago.  I tried to find it but could not.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago


Always beautiful!  We used to have plenty of them growing up in west central Louisiana.  Don't think they're up here in Ohio though.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 about 10 years ago

Marchel can't believe I missed this; however I am glad I had a second chance because  this flower is lovely.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 10 years ago

Great photos. I have been asking around about the Woodland's Farmer's market for you. I think they take the month of August off due to the extreme HEAT.

Posted by Amy Law (Alliance Properties) about 10 years ago

Hi there - these are beautiful photographs, and the flowers really are beautiful.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) about 10 years ago

So that's what a crepe myrtle looks like.  I have heard of them but I don't think I've seen one.  I guess they don't grow over here.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 10 years ago

I got behind in my comments on this post so I apologize for the length of time between me commenting.

LIZ & BILL, They did not grow in Kansas so I expect they dont' grow in Ohio either.

JENNIFER, As soon as we moved here I knew that I had to have some of these in my yard and I have loved them.  They are extremely pretty this year.

AMY, I found out there's a farmers market in Tomball on the 2nd and 4th Saturday.  We tried to go last Saturday but I think they are closed for the month of August.

SHARON, Thanks!  I guess it took dusk and a little rain for the colors to come out so vibrant.

GEORGINA, Perhaps Hawaii is not hot enough!  They must like 95, 95, 95 with high humidity!  I was suprised when moving here to find there are very few 100 degree days.  I'm originally from Kansas and we had lots of 100 degree days in the summer.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago

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