These Crepe Myrtles were purchase from the "Help! Save Me Now" table at Lowe's several years ago. Not knowing what a Crepe was, they were planted following instructions to the letter. However, they were never babied or catered to. They were left to make it on their own.
As you can see, they proved my neighbors wrong who were at the house, the day after I'd removed the nearly dead plants from their small black plastic pots. They will be left behind when we move as the Connecticut weather is too harsh for them. I will miss them in all their vibrant color lighting up the middle of the yard.