I Don't Care If They Are Common, I Like Them Anyway

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I don't remember Crape Myrtles being common in Southern California until just a few years ago.  Now they seem to be everywhere, like Ligustrum hedges and 'Iceberg' roses.    I don't care if they are common, I like them anyway.  Is common bad?  

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Lovely summer sunsets are common.  Are they bad?  
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Roses!  Ho-hum!  So common!  Are they bad?
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Sometimes common is just fine.  Despite being surrounded by asphalt and concrete, this common is thriving.
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I'm okay with common.  





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  1. I love them too. All those blooms and after that, a great autumn foliage. Beautiful !!!

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  2. Good point...sometimes a person can get too caught up in rightfully dissing poor design / plants that are common, and throw out good design / plants that are common along with.

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  3. There's a good reason for their commonness according to UF/IFAS: Crape myrtle is valued as a landscape plant for its prolific summer flowers, heat and drought tolerance, and year-round landscape interest. Here in Central Florida if there's not one on every block, there's ten. And we love them. How can you argue against trees that flowers in a dozen (more?) colors. You have excellent taste, Hoovb.

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