Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Leaving Behind

These Crepe Myrtles were purchase from the "Help!  Save Me Now" table at Lowe's several years ago.  Not knowing what a Crepe was, they were planted following instructions to the letter.  However, they were never babied or catered to.  They were left to make it on their own.  

As you can see, they proved my neighbors wrong who were at the house, the day after I'd removed the nearly dead plants from their small black plastic pots.  They will be left behind when we move as the Connecticut weather is too harsh for them.  I will miss them in all their vibrant color lighting up the middle of the yard. 

14 comments:

gld said...

Leaving plants behind would be very hard for me to do but the excitement of moving back home close to family would overcome all!

The crepes are beautiful.

Dar said...

I wonder if Crepe Myrtle wouldn't survive simply because of the more dense air.........worth a try from another "Help! Save Me Now" table.
Home is where the heart is. I'm sure you will miss so much about your Home in the Hollow, but have so much to look forward to~~~sharing all you have learned while living.
BlessYourNewHomeHearts

Retired Knitter said...

What wonderful colors. I wish I had the space to plant flowers and bushes. Townhouse living is very limiting in that regard.

Taking pictures of the things you will miss and including them on your blog is a nice way to always have those memories.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are beautiful - and lucky to have found you! ;-)

Sandra said...

you did what my hubby would do and they grew and are beautiful. you will have to check out the sales for plants at Lowes in CT

Jill said...

So pretty! Great job in rescuing them. What a shame to think they might have been tossed instead!

TexWisGirl said...

mine are really suffering this year in the heat and drought. i might have to find some new ones on the 'please save me now' table...

Louise said...

One of the things I used to love about visiting my Aunt in Virginia was the Crepe Myrtle. They, of course, don't grow in New York State, so it was really a pleasure. As a new follower, I don't know much about what's going on, but, good luck on your move back to Connecticut, and back to Winters.

Crow said...

I love plant miracles. You should press some of the flowers, so you can take them. A great tribute to hope, love and growth.

Chatty Crone said...

They are easy to grow - and they love the sun - hard to believe!

Theres just life said...

I know what you mean. We are trying to find a place further north than Texas, (not easy when you have to sell this to be able to move) I have lived my whole life in this state, all over the state but still in the one state.
The one thing I am concerned with is how to garden somewhere that actually has a real winter, spring and fall. I do know the citrus trees are out.

Pamela Jo

Elizabeth Grimes said...

They're beautiful. But there'll be new flowers in your new home!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Here in Georgia, crepe myrtles thrive, and in several different colors, too. What I miss here is lilies of the valley and lilacs, which don't so as well in the heat as they did at our home in Maryland. Tulips don't come back and bloom here, either, because the winters aren't cold enough. You'll miss the crepe myrtles, but there are probably plants that do well in CT that you don't have where you are now. Guess we have to bloom where we're planted.

forestwalk/laura k said...

leaving plants behind was always a tough thing for me too...
but you'll find new ones that'll be just as cheery & colorful for your new home!

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