The crape myrtles are really beautiful this year. The prettiest ones I've seen are at the Florence Cemetery. There they have enough room to spread naturally and I love the way they have been pruned. They were at their prettiest a few weeks ago so I'm a bit late getting these photos.
I don't know the variety but most of them look the same. I've always thought that I would be perfectly happy with a job landscaping a cemetery like this. The Florence Cemetery is lovely and I go there often. I wish more cemeteries would put more emphasis on the landscape. So many consist of just green lawn. Florence Cemetery is one of the few with stately older trees and beautiful shrubs.