|Those are not our leaves but I did rake them up... ;.(|
The neighbors used to have a carport that protected these shrubs from the direct sunlight and heat of the day but the dilapidated carport was taken down a few months ago. The heat wave coupled witht the loss of protection has shocked my azaleas and the shrub to the right is history. I decided to replace it with a renegade Yaupon Holly that sprang up in my flower bed, a satellite from another holly in my front yard.
|Lovely and fragant...|
I did not know until Saturday that crape myrtle flowers were fragrant! Did you? This crape myrtle has been in our yard for a couple of years now and I've never noticed. On Saturday when I was weeding in the front yard I kept thinking that a neighbor was drying laundry and that their fabric softener was so strong. Then I smelled the myrtle's blooms and was pleasantly surprised. After the magnolia stopped blooming I thought that was it for fragrant blooms...
I'm gonna prune the azaleas a bit and pray that they make it. They are so gorgeous in the spring. See?