Texans are familiar with the crape myrtle, a hearty plant that
thrives in our climate. Crape myrtles come in many lively colors.
The camera allows us a closer look at the delicate ruffled blooms.
We chose two crape myrtles to
plant in Painter's Field at Cactus Hill as our tribute to Ed's
daughter Annie. One plant produces
delicate pink blossoms, and the other a brilliant magenta. These
colors were Annie's passion when she was a kid—the pink-and-purple
phase of so many girls.
plant is the larger of the two. Although the two were similar in
size at the beginning, this one has far outgrown the other. However,
the smaller one has its own special beauty.
photo: The smaller, more brilliant crape myrtle