With a nasty Winter still weeks from retreat, the gaudy flowers of August seem farther away than ever. Even where temperatures fall below zero Fahrenheit, the hot-weather favorite of crapemyrtle is still possible.
These are the flowers of 'Pink Velour', one of the hardiest crapemyrtle cultivars ever. They make sure you never forget that hot pink doesn't give a damn about subtlety.
Gardening in Boston? Go ahead and plant it.