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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It's Crape Myrtle Time!

I feel like the front yard really comes to life when the Crape Myrtles start to bloom. I'm growing Zuni and Tuscarora which both made it through the winter with no issues. I consider Crapes bulletproof in my zone, but to be honest, there are some around the area that are looking like they lost some branches. Maybe they are in cold microclimates or maybe it has to do with them being in closer contact with street salt. Fortunately crapes bloom on new growth so even those look no worse than the ones that are "crape murdered" in mild climates! Which reminds me I may have to prune mine next year.

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