The Crape Myrtle is one of my favorite trees of the summer. They have so many different colors, and they bloom for months! We have all of these around here now, plus many more. According to English folklore, myrtle will only grow if a woman plants it. This may have something to do with the legends about it. The Greeks and Romans believed that myrtle was favored by the goddesses of love, Aphordite and Venus. It was referred to as the flower of the Gods, and also associated with immortality as well. We've been meaning to plant one in the front yard for years, but never got around to it. I still can't decide on a color. Any suggestions?
"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed." Isaiah 55:12,13