Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday 2/10 Caladiums, Crepe Myrtles and Lewis

It's been in the 70's here and I'm just dying to get out in the yard. So far, we're still trying to get my Daddy moved to his new home. I did peek in my flower beds and I see my daylilies coming up! Susan, over at A Southern Daydreamer has gathered a large crowd just waiting for you to come visit them in the Great Outdoors!

I love caladiums! We don't have a lot of shade in this yard so I keep these on the porch. I love to mix them all together!

We love the white Natchez crepe myrtles and planted several in front of the drive. Look at this one closely. One branch is white Natchez and the other branches are lavender!. Arrggg. We haven't decided what to do yet...dig it up and appreciate its uniqueness.

Between the Natchez crepe myrtles, we built a bed with Dynamite Crepe Myrtles. These are a true fire engine red. I can't wait until they grow and really put on a show!

While on vacation in Branson one year, we stumbled on this antique weathervane in a little antique store called Tuxedo Cat. He had been on an old general store in Lewisville, AR. We hadn't started building this home yet but I could just see him on a cupola. We left without him. He was just too much $$$. Well, we couldn't get him off our mind. We went back the next day, bought him, named him Lewis...and voila...he has a home now!

Boudreaux just had to get in the act today and says "Y'all come back now"! Yes, he is a genius talking dog.


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Judy Bug!

Love your crape myrtles! I would leave the one with different colors... it is unique!

I have alot of shade..so I love caladiums too! (I need to get some more bulbs)

Thanks for sharing your photos with us!


Melissa Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

I had not seen fire engine red crepe myrtle before. It's so gorgeous! :)

Tealady said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous plants and blooms. I agree, the crepe myrtle with two different colors is unique. I've seen a white-blossomed dogwood tree with pink branches grafted in. It was jaw-dropping!

Blessings, Lana

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy OW Judybug, I love the pink and Red myrtles, they will be stunning. your little doggie is so cute looking over the sofa like that lol. Kathy.

xinex said... Best Blogger Tips

I love crape myrtles. We have a few here, they're tall but they do not have a lot of flowers even when in bloom. We had them cut halfway and I can't wait to see if they will bloom better this year...Christine

C'est moi Claudette said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy OT and I must admit we don't have such pretty plants and trees like you have. Our zone is colder of course.
Now your fur baby is so adorable. I have 4 of them also.
Love Claudie

Maryrose said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved your post. The crape myrtles were lovely. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't ever seen red crepe myrtle trees before either. They are divine! Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, my favorite crepe myrtle is the Natchez, and the ones that actually grow in Natchez are the most amazing things I've ever seen. About June, they are so incredible! Yours are beautiful, too, and as they age, they get even prettier! :-)

Love that Boudreaux! What a cutie pie! We'll come back to visit, Boudreaux. We always do! :-)

Happy OW!



Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the breath of spring! I really like the crape myrtle with the different color blooms, how special! Thanks for sharing these, and give good boy Boudreaux a pat, he was a very good host. Kathy

The Bliss Journey said... Best Blogger Tips

Great pictures, I love caladiums.

Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

I love crape myrtles! I have wanted a true red for years! Thanks for posting so I will know what to look for. I like the unique mixed white and lavender. Caladiums remind me of my childhood because my grandmothers both had shady yards. :D Jewel

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

A Southern home has to have crepe myrtles! Now, are those pictures from last summer? Do you have caladiums right now? If so I'm very jealous. It's all brown here right now.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, what gorgeous Crepe Myrtles. We had them in California, and I love them. I really like the one with the white and purple mix. I would keep it. And Boudreaux is just too cute, and I'm sure he has wonderful things to say. Hugs, Marty

Sue said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed looking at your caladiums and crepe myrtles, two of my favorite plants, of course being a gardener I love all plants.lol Enjoyed visiting!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Your crepe myrtles are beautiful - Really like the red one. Love the weather vane.
Look at that sweet face, :)

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your photos.. One question are you from BR? I saw the Natchez Crepe Myrtles and figured you live in BR. I am from BR, but now live in NC. Just thought I'd ask, Thanks for sharing the photos.

Belinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Some of my very favorites too...crepe myrtles and caladiums! The fire engine red is breathtaking...I planted one a couple of years ago, and its never bloomed as profusely as the more "normal" colored varieties, but I see yours is FULL of stunning red blooms...lucky you! Your green thumb is greener than mine...but it gives me hope that maybe my red crepe will someday become more lush. :-) And Boudreaux is just the cutest! :-)

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

Such pretty pictures! Your little Boudreaux is too cute!!

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pics are so inspiring. As a result, I am going to make a stop to pick up so bulbs. :-) Lucy

English Cottage in Georgia said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pics are so inspiring. As a result, I am going to make a stop to pick up so bulbs. :-) Lucy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

what beautiful outdoor pictures today..perfect for the cloudy raining, snow mixed day we're getting.. Happy Outdoor Wednesday..hugs ~lynne~

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Crepe Myrtles are just beautiful :) My mother has several very big (and very old) Crepe Myrtles in her yard. I just love them!

Cami @ Creating Myself said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd leave the two-toned crepe myrtle too... how unique & beautiful! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

a quiet life said... Best Blogger Tips

that last pic is the clincher!

Beth at Aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Out Door WednesdayJudy Bug!

I have enjoyed visiting your blog on these days and love your home.
Ole Lewis from one of our favorite places, Branson looks beautiful on top of your cupola welcoming guests.
You have done a terric job landscaping your large yard and I know it is a huge yet rewarding job. The Crepe Myrtles are gorgeous and not seen in our area.

Boudreaux is sure charming and thank You I enjoyed my visit!


Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Outdoor Wedensday because I get to see firsthand things I never have before~like crepe myrtle~it's a southern thing I guess!! But I love it!

Old Lewis looks wonderful at his new home! Thanks for the pictures!!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that crepe myrtle with the different colors-so unique. Your little puppy dog is so pretty. laurie

~CC Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, I LOVE your doggie, your trees, and outdoor items! How sweet! I use to plant caladiums years ago when I first started gardening...I need to get into them again, these are gorgeous! ~CC Catherine ;)