| Sassy loves to be around us when visiting.|
She first sat a safe distance from Mr. Gardener watering,
then joined us for a conversation about Springdale and the Clintons.
|This is the new bloom on the Crepe Myrtle,|
caused by pruning the lower half some time ago.
| This shows how the lower half of the Crepe Myrtle bloomed|
while the upper half began going to seed.
The resident Cardinals love the food provided on the spot.
|Earlier in August, the lower half|
was newly pruned and starting to bloom again.
| Crepe Myrtle seeds form slowly and last|
through the winter. I encourage new growth by
pruning them in the spring and feeding the soil
with multiple layers of mulch at the base.