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Friday, July 19, 2013

BEAUTIFUL CRAPE MYRTLES AND THEN---BAD, SAD NEWS: (THE LIFE OF BABY BUZZ HAS ENDED PHOTO BLOG)

Hi Everybody!!
I have beautiful Crape Myrtles to share with You. These trees are the great highlight of my Summer Garden.
In Nature, daily life is a combination of good news and bad news. Today the Crapes are splendid. Also today the Life of Baby Buzz ended. He was hit by a truck and died on the road. The reason the buzzards are here is for food which is plentiful. Every night many country wild animals are killed on country roads, either by accident are targeted. I understand the accidents. I would like You to help me raise awareness to the intentional targeting of wild animals and birds by the crazy punks. This human behavior needs to be stopped.    Please, Educate yours and others children. These animals live here, too.
Thank You and I am sorry to share sad news.
Crape Myrtle Tree  (Burgundy Cotton)

http://www.lacebarkinc.com/brouchures/Burgundy05screen+.pdf
Burgundy Cotton® is a registered trademark of Lacebark, Inc., an Oklahoma Corporation.
* Flowers: white with yellow stamens. (Pink 
 ish under cool, cloudy conditions.)
* Buds: crimson in sun
* Foliage: burgundy until flowering begins, 
 then dark green with wine tint
* Fall color: unknown at this time as flowering
 generally continues until frost
* Growth habit: upright growing large shrub 
 or small tree, 10 to 15 feet or more
* Very drought tolerant
* Highly resistant to powdery mildew














Crape Myrtle (Glendora White)


  1. Glendora White Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ... - Monrovia.com

    www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/.../glendora-white-crape-myrtle.php

    Monrovia's Glendora White Crape Myrtle details and information. ... Displays large, long lasting clusters of snowy white crepe-like flowers at a time when few ..




Crape Myrtle (Tuscarora)
  1. Crape Myrtle Tuscarora

    baker.ifas.ufl.edu/Arboretum/CrapeMyrtleTuscarora.html

    The Tuscarora Crape Myrtle is known to have a long period of striking flower color, attractive fall foliage, fabulous, exfoliating bark and good drought-tolerance...

Lagerstroemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagerstroemia

Lagerstroemia /ˌleɪɡərˈstriːmiə/, commonly known as crape myrtle or crepe ... Crape myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful and long-lasting flowers ...












Spider Lilies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_lily

Spider lily

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spider lily is the common name for a number of different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae which belong to the following genera:
  • Crinum, a genus of about 180 species of perennial plants found along the sides of streams and lakes in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide, including South Africa
  • Hymenocallis, a genus of plants in the family Amaryllidaceae
  • Lycoris (plant), a genus of 13–20 species of flowering plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, formerly often treated in the family Liliaceae








Agapanthas (Lily of the Nile)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agapanthus

Agapanthus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agapanthus /ˌæɡəˈpænθəs/[1] is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant familyAmaryllidaceae.[2] The family is in the monocot order Asparagales. The name is derived from scientific Greek: αγάπη (agape) = love, άνθος (anthos) = flower.
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not liliesand all of the species are native to South Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Limpopo River.[3]
Species boundaries are not clear in the genus, and in spite of having been intensively studied, the number of species recognized by different authorities varies from 6 to 10. The type species for the genus is Agapanthus africanus.[4] A great many hybrids and cultivars have been produced and they are cultivated throughout warm areas of the world.[5] Most of these were described in a book published in 2004.[6]
Agapanthus
Agapanthus flower and leaves
Scientific classificatione
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Order:Asparagales
Family:Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily:Agapanthoideae
Genus:Agapanthus
L'Hér.
Type species
Agapanthus africanus
T.A. Durand and Hans Schinz

Description[edit]

Agapanthus is a genus of herbaceous perennials that mostly bloom in summer. The leaves are basal and curved, linear, and up to 60 cm (24 in) long. They are arranged in two rows.
The inflorescence is a pseudo-umbel subtended by two large bracts at the apex of a long, erect scape, up to 2 m (6.6 ft) tall. They have funnel-shaped flowers, in hues of blue to purple, shading to white. Some hybrids and cultivars have colors not found in wild plants. The ovary is superior. The style is hollow. Agapanthus does not have the distinctive chemistry of Alliaceae.

Cultivation[edit|edit source]


An agapanthus beginning to bloom

An agapanthus in pre-bloom stage
Agapanthus africanus can be grown within USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 11. In lower-numbered zones, the bulbs should be placed deeper in the soil and mulched well in the fall. Agapanthus can be propagated by dividing the bulbs or by seeds. The seeds of most varieties are fertile.
Several hundred cultivars and hybrids are cultivated as garden and landscape plants. Several are winter-hardy to USDA Zone 7. Two cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden MeritA. campanulatus subsp. patens,[15] and 'Loch Hope'.[16]











THE SAD STORY




























...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! I hope you are enjoying the colorful tour of the Bird Sanctuary's summer flowers and trees. If You can plant something, You should! It is good to get to know plants on a personal basis. They will talk to You!

Fat Sissy is telling Rascal Roo it is time for dinner-so I will see You later-



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