Monday, February 20, 2012
No, that was not a typo....that is how some gardener refers to the act of cutting back your Crepe Myrtle Trees.....Crepe Murder. We have Crepe Myrtles all over the south. They provide beautiful color in the hot summer months, with blossoms that resemble clusters of grapes . For years we, like everyone else I know, have always cut ours back. . My husband and I gauge when to do this by the professional yard crews. These, pictured above, were trimmed this week....prompting my husband to get out our heavy clippers and cut ours back as well.
Well, now I read that some gardener, called by the way..... The Grumpy Gardener..... said that there is no reason to do this and it is actually bad for the tree! I wonder, do we sometimes follow suit without checking into things....or should we call this guy The Lazy Gardener? Any thoughts on this?