Crape Myrtle Buds.
Imagine that we are in the garden and I tell you a story
"This is Grandmother's Purse."
Squeezing the bud, "This is Grandmother's Handkerchief."
Pulling out the handkerchief a little,
"This is Grandmother's Gold."
Oh, Grandmother, Do it Again!
This is Grandmother's Purse....
This is Grandmother's Handkerchief.
This is Grandmother's Gold.
Cluster of open crape blooms with golden centers.
There is often a question of whether these are Crepe Myrtles or Crape Myrtles?
My opinion is that Crape is a thin, crinkled fabric or paper.
Crepes are French pancakes, properly rhyming with 'step' and quite delicious
but not resembling a flower petal at all.
A last glance at 'Lilacina' Crape Myrtles in the front garden and a White Crape in the distance.
The Lilacinas in the near view at left and in the back yard are just coming into bloom.
Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.