This may look like a really sad plant to you. But to me it is a miracle plant. It is on my balcony and has been there several years.
Then it died, and for about 3 years it was just bare branches, no leaves, no buds, no life, just bare branches. I kept it because the branches were pretty and in the summer I used the dead plant as something to grow vines on.
Well, last Thursday morning I was sitting on my balcony having my tea and enjoying the morning breezes, and the crepe myrtle had leaves on it! I was out there watering the petunias and bizzie lizzie’s on Wednesday evening and there was nary a bud on that plant.
In fact, I think it is surprising enough to call it a mini miracle. It will be a mega miracle if it has pretty lavender flowers in the summer.