This conversational book is a complete guide through the history, culture, varieties, and future of the South's favorite flowering plant. It includes many color pictures along with facts, opinions, and information from across the years. It will bring every crapemyrtle user profit and pleasure. This is a well-received reference for architects, growers, contractors and homeowners, emphasizing "planting the right crapemyrtle in the right place." Dirr calls it "A signature contribution."