Laegerstroemia speciosa is a native tree known also as the Pride of India and Queen's Crape Myrtle. It comes in purple, pink and white . These trees are beginning to display their beautiful flowers in the traffic squares.
The large flowers attract lots of bees and birds.
The leaves of this tree are used to make a tea, which is said to dissolve kidney stones.
I am a natural gardener living in South India.The exuberant tropical garden that has grown around me is completely organic and critter- friendly.Different frogs, birds, butterflies and other winged creatures live in my garden or visit it, including some of the creeping kind. All are welcome except the four legged kind. I love to travel and to learn new things.