A Reflection Of Winter From My Dining Room - Crepe Myrtle

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A Reflection Of Winter From My Dining Room - Crepe Myrtle

Postby Patricia » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:53 pm

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I have been looking at all the beautiful gardens/blooms etc being entered into this latest "Winter Competition"...& the above photo about sums up my "Winter Garden"....I must admit their is nothing nicer though than being tucked up near the fire & looking out on the beautifully coloured & twisted trunks of the crepe myrtles on a cold winters day!! ( the usual good book & a nice glass of Hunter Valley wine in hand of course)!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby enrico » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:33 am

:D ....of course :!:

Patricia,that looks a very comfy and calming spot :wink: nice photo :D
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Postby sara » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:10 am

Patricia - what a fabulous idea for a photo! True enough, on some of winter's less than glorious days, the best way to enjoy your garden is from inside, with a nice hot cuppa (or a nice single malt) and a roaring fire. :)
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Postby Pokie » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:03 am

Good idea!

The crepe myrtle must be stunning in flower!!! :D
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Postby Luzy » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:41 am

Great idea, Patricia. And a sensational looking tree! :D
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Postby Patricia » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:50 pm

Actually Luzy I have four crepe myrtles edging our driveway (unfortunately I couldn't show them all in the one photo) 1 pink; 1 white; 1 dark pink & 1 mauve they do look spectacular when they flower but I must admit I love the unusual colours & shapes of the trunks.
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Postby Pokie » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:17 pm

Yes, their bark is spectacular! :)
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