It’s February

…and that means it’s time here in Wilmington for some crape murder!

Nip and tuck. Or chop.

Crape myrtles, (Lagerstroemia indica, originally from Asia), have been growing for thousands of years without our help, along with lots of other plants that don’t require our outstanding butchering to survive on their own.

These trees will NOT flower “better” if they have been topped, pruned, or otherwise mauled.  Here are some hilarious links about this wasteful, ridiculous activity….

http://grumpygardener.southernliving.com/

http://www.plantdelights.com/Crape-Murder-The-Unkind-Cut/products/504/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crimes-Against-Horticulture-When-Bad-Taste-Meets-Power-Tools/183426311692909

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/stopthecrape.html

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