So I Have To Ask...Am I Gorgeous Or What?

Normally I am not a plant that boasts...but I have to ask - Am I Gorgeous Or What?

Crape Myrtle

 

I am now proudly displaying my fall foliage for all to see - who(what) am I you may ask?  I am a Crape Myrtle (botanical name Lagerstroemia). 

If you are not familiar with Crape Myrtle's, here is a little information from Wikipedia:

Lagerstroemia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Crape myrtleScientific classificationSpecies
Lagerstroemia indica
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Lagerstroemia
Linnaeus

See text

Lagerstroemia /ˌlɡərˈstrmiə/,[1] commonly known as crape myrtle or crepe myrtle, is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to the Indian Subcontinent, southeast Asia, northern Australia and parts of Oceania, cultivated in warmer climates around the world. It is a member of the Lythraceae, which is also known as the loosestrife family. The genus is named after the Swedish merchant Magnus von Lagerström, who supplied Carolus Linnaeus with plants he collected. These flowering trees are beautifully colored and are often planted both privately and commercially. Popular varieties used in modern landscaping include the bright red Dynamite Crape Myrtle, the deep pink Pink Velour Crape and the purple Twilight Crape Myrtle, which also has a bark that changes colors.

 

 

 

 

www.LisaSellsTexas.com

 

Lisa Von Domek

 

Lisa Von Domek
BROKER/ASSOCIATE/REALTOR, 
ABR, AHWD, ALHS, ASP, BPOR, CAPS, CDPE, CGP,
CLHMS, CMS, CRS, CSP, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, MRP, PS, QSC, SFR, SRES, TAHS, TRC
Lisa Von Domek & Associates, LLC / Real Living Real Estate Group 
Phone:      972-849-1300 
Email:        Lisa@LisaVon.com      
Website:   www.LisaVon.com

Multi-Million Dollar Consultant

Texas Licensed Real Estate Broker

 Accredited Buyers RepresentativeAccredited Staging ProfessionalAt Home With DiversityCertified Residential Specialist  Certified Aging-in-Place SpecialistGraduate Realtor Institute      Certified Distressed Property Expert  e-ProSenior Real Estate Specialist      GREEN Realtor             Military Relocation ProfessionalShort Sale and Foreclosure CertifiedTexas Affordable HousingTransnational Referral Certified       Institute for Luxury Marketing        Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist  ALHS  AR Top Contributor     Wounded Warrior Project

 

 

Addison TX Real Estate  Allen TX Real Estate  Argyle TX Real Estate  Cedar Hill TX Real Estate

Dallas TX Real Estate  DeSoto TX Real Estate  Duncanville TX Real Estate  Grand Prairie TX Real Estate Midlothian TX Real Estate Plano TX Real Estate  Red Oak TX Real Estate  Waxahachie TX Real Estate

 

 

Lisa

Information, written commentary, photos, original verse, etc… are the property of this author and may be reprinted or posted for Active Rain.

Comment balloon 11 commentsLisa Von Domek • November 25 2017 04:15PM

Comments

Lisa beautiful tree.  The is better than the color we got here in CT this year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

I wish we still  had a few trees with  some color on them

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 2 years ago

Well indeed crepe myrtles are lovely, now who cleans up the leaves in the winter...?? just kidding well worth the trouble, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

Definitely gorgeous, Lisa. LOVE the color but wouldn’t want to clean up the leaves!

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa.

I believe we have one planted in our front yard.  One of my wife's favorites

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hi Lisa... I have a crepe myrtle tree in my front yard... hot pink flowers from June through September. But it does not change colors this way. Yours is gorgeous indeed.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) almost 2 years ago

I have a picture I guess I need to share of our very short time of Fall colors in Oklahoma City.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 2 years ago

I would certainly have to say that you are indeed a gorgeous tree!  Thanks for sharing this with us!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 2 years ago

I had one in my yard that was brilliant red when I returned from Chicago. Then the rains and winds came and I never got a photo. Thanks for sharing yours.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

You bet...Mom Nature's paintbrush....nothing like it !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Lisa - you have great fall colors.  Better than the northeast as George Souto mentions.  I think you had more rain.  A rainy summer makes a colorful fall.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 2 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments