Blue Skies & Crepe Myrtle

Florida summers are known to be hot and humid which I don’t like. Even though It’s like living in a steam tent, I like to look at the positive side of things, and there are things I love about summer in central Florida. Previously, I have written about how much I love my tropical frangipani or plumeria blooms in the summer.





Today I’m sharing two more things I love about a Florida summer: blue skies and flowering crepe myrtle trees.












Crepe myrtle trees should be planted in a sunny location in well-drained soil in zones 7 to 9. Crepe myrtle trees should have limited pruning to keep it healthy. The trees come in a variety of sizes and colored blossoms. For more information on growing crepe myrtle trees, see Gardening Know How’s post.








The small crepe myrtle tree in my front yard is covered with bright hot pink flowers. The flowers against the blue sky bring great joy all summer.
























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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

28 thoughts to “Blue Skies & Crepe Myrtle”

    1. I have an older, larger tree in light pink in the backyard. I agree all the colors are beautiful. Have a great day!

  1. We have crepe myrtles here and they are very nice but they are NOTHING like yours, they are on steroids.

  2. Hi Carol, Understand about the heat in FL and also your love of plants including crepe myrtle. Pinned this post. Visiting you from the Wed. AIM Link Party, where I posted Top Reasons to Practice Gratitude with Tips to Help You Do It. Wishing you a happy day.

  3. I have not yet seen a creeping Myrtle tree even and your photos showed me that it is very beautiful an dthe color is striking against the blue skies! Love it!

  4. Crepe myrtle is one of my favorite flowers! Surprisingly, it does well in southern Nevada too as long as it gets adequate water. Admittedly, their blooms are not quite as lush as your beautiful specimens, but it’s always a welcome to find plants that can withstand our heat.

    1. Yes unless we are in a drought, the summers are humid with rain. I agree anything that can handle heat is a blessing when it flowers.

  5. Dear Carol,
    crepe myrtle is my favorite too! Also I love the Frangipani blossoms.
    Your garden is wonderful!
    Have a nice Saturday,
    greetings moni

  6. Crepe myrtle is an unknown plant for me – yours looks amazing! I think it can’t be cultivated in our cold climate – but I enjoyed a lot of your photos.

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