This is the biggest Crape Myrtle that I have every seen and it is in my front yard. The yellow flowers are Lantana. I am living proof that lantana is idiot proof. It is my kind of tough, drought resistant bush. Plus, the butterflies love it. I have a very peaceful, bucolic view from my front porch. Of course, it is usually too hot or the mosquito's will carry you off but it is very beautiful. Lily (the border collie) thinks so too. Gus, the daschund (sp?), doesn't get to see very much of the view. He can't usually see over the grass. He reminds me of me sometimes; he likes to eat too much, take long naps and sometimes can't see over the horizon because of the weeds.
I thought that you might like to see the view.