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Crape Myrtles are finally blooming

Discussion in 'Tree and Shrubs' started by w_r_ranch, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    About a month later than normal...


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  2. Canesisters

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    VEEEEEERY PREEEEEETY
     
  3. Royiah

    Royiah Member

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    Oooh That looks really nice!
     
  4. finkikin

    finkikin Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful WR! My bloomed late as well.
     
  5. Mike

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    I like the deep red, looks great!
     
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  6. Slowngreen

    Slowngreen Well-Known Member

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    Thats a beautiful home too!
     
  7. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Thank you. The walls are are 12" thick & its VERY efficient. Even in the summer when it is 100+, our bill is $150 - 175 per month. Not bad for 3400 Sq. Ft. (all electric).
     
  8. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Here is a closer look at the 'Red Rocket' blooms:

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    I also have a crape myrtle that I first crossbred 30+ years ago. We have kept propagating it and have had it at every house we've ever owned. We call it 'Red Thread' (its mostly white - with the slightest shade of pink & blood red 'threads'). Just started 9 more of them last week...

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  9. whistech

    whistech Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Ranch, I guess I missed the post earlier, but just want to say that you have a beautiful home. Is the Red Rocket a commercial variety or is it one you developed?
     
  10. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Commercial. Funny thing was they, used to be hard to find & then about 10 years ago they were readily available.
     
  11. Wormee

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    That's pretty awesome
     
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  12. RLwhaler

    RLwhaler Well-Known Member

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    I really like that deep red Ranch ! (Crape Myrtles) Are they hard to find ?
     
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  13. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    I don't know about nowadays... I haven't been in a nursery in years.
     
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