The Crepe Myrtle has benefited from pruning and lavish attention paid to its base: leaves, mushroom compost, red wiggler earthworms, wood mulch, grass clippings, and plant clippings.
|Fall, 2012 - Mrs. Ichabod laughed at the size of the Crepe Myrtle, six years ago - by the mailbox. Notice how short it is: plenty of Eastern sun, no shade, but no blooms.|
|Joe Pye is ready to bloom and attract butterflies.|
|Chaste Tree attracts bees with its flowers: it was grown as a medicine to keep monks in line. Fox Valley should order a truckload.|
|Shasta Daisies expand in clumps and provide cheerful flowers. The moment they bloom, beneficial insects stop by for food.|
|Crepe Myrtle flowers litter the mulch around the Calladium leaf. Sixteen will sprout under the plant and add color to the base.|