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Post  JimLewis on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:34 pm


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Post  yamasuri on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:53 pm

Yes it is. Nice Literati Jim

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Post  JudyB on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:25 pm

That seems like early color for a crape, mine haven't even begun an I'm pretty far north. Wonder if it has to do with the particular cultivar? Which type is this? Nicely done, literati are difficult.

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:26 pm

Mine have colored in Florida

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:40 pm

This is L. indica 'rescued-from-the-yard.' <g>

I have several varieties and they all color up at different times. Those growing in my yard are still summer green.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:37 pm

BTW, I'm reasonably happy with the pot it is in. Others have said a shallower, round pot - blue or cream would be better. Thoughts?

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Post  JudyB on Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:41 pm

I dunno, I kinda like the pot that it's in too. I would look for a glazed but one of the same general shape, but without the angles. I like the narrow tall shape, but I think a smooth rounded profile would do it for me...

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Another Crape Myrtle 'Acoma'

Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:22 pm

This one stands 11 inches from the soil. Still under training. The top is a bit unruly.


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Post  GašperG on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:29 pm

I skipped a few of your trees, but now I have to say again - Ufffff, I like it a lot (in training or not) - ...that's all I have right now Shocked

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Post  cbobgo on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:37 pm

I think a cream colored pot would really make the fall foliage colors pop!

I really like the second tree. If you ever get to the point where you start selling off your collection, put my name on that one :-)

- bob

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:46 pm

Thanks all. Here's one more, with a little different color to it. This is my oldest crape myrtle. I've been calling it a bonsai since 1990, but only in the last few years has it deserved the name. Dug from the roadside after several years of mowing by the DOT. It stands 10 inches from the soil line.

I'm afraid these trees all have been pretty much ignored this year, but they're still being my friends and putting on a nice show this fall.



Sorry for the picture. Late in the day and the light from the glass doors is poor.These all are small enough that I'll be able to handle them for a few more years. Sorry. <g>

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Post  JudyB on Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:39 pm

Ok, if Bob has his name on the other one, Please put mine on this one! So so so good.
Thank you for these trees....

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Post  moyogijohn on Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:08 am

Jim,, These are very nice trees ! mine as not canged yet, the leaves just fall off.. take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Probably the last one. They all have color now, but most are not very pictureworthy.


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Post  GašperG on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:08 pm

this one is nice also, all three of them are -- i like the light you arrange for the photo --makes smaller details more visible and trees greater

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:13 pm

Thanks.

In all cases, the main light is the sun. In the first two, indoor, shots the sun comes in from the left through a set of glass doors. I have a fluorescent floodlight above the trees and a bit to the right for fill. In the last shot, the late afternoon sun came in over my left shoulder. The tree was held out in the sun while the house wall was in shade from an overhead porch.

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Post  GašperG on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:40 pm

Yeep, I see that now,... I tried indoor light from one side, but it threw a shadow on all the foligae - so additional source of light is needed to balance...makes perfect sense.. Embarassed I'll go try make some like that...

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Post  Velodog2 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:19 am

I always associate you with crape myrtles Jim. Yours are great and you post a lot of pics of them. You clearly like them a lot. Was hoping to get good fall color pics of mine this year but was not to be.
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