omg! Inside Fort Bend 06/11/14
Crepe myrtles are finally blooming!
With a bit of a slow start this season, the summer flowers of the crepe myrtles have begun making their debut throughout Fort Bend County. Some said the sudden frosts after some warm days slowed down the show.
Gardeners recommend clipping spent flowers to promote a second, lighter bloom and also thinning out small, twiggy growth.
Palm trees are probably the Florida classic throughout the state. In Fort Bend, it looks like the premier summer-flowering tree is the heat, humidity and drought tolerating crepe myrtle and what a sight those tree lined beauties along the streets make.
Myrtle on crinkled, crepe-papery flowers in white, shades of pink, red and purple in those blooming clusters accessorizing the local landscape. That may well be what becomes iconic of this area.
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