The following is based on the book (cited above) by Douglas W. Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. It gives us something to consider in selecting garden plants.
Spring is behind us and summer blooms are starting. Crepe myrtles especially are beginning to flower and will for the next couple of months. The first to bloom is the large white Natchez. Their bright white flowers are spectacular. Natchez is one of a few crepe myrtles that have a fragrance. It is not to late to add Natchez to your garden, but give it room to grow. It can reach heights of 25 feet or more. Several examples are growing along S. Alamo St. near Beauregard.