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December 17, 2014

Tree Stories Beauty of crape myrtles

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  • Jake Buckner posted at 10:32 am on Sat, Jun 28, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1767

    Their toughness is astounding.

    A couple years ago I removed -- or at least thought I had -- 2 beautiful bloomers because we wanted our garden to have a more compact, tropical look. Lo and behold, late last winter they resurfaced as sprigs from the long-forgotten root systems I thought I had destroyed.

    Now they're two feet tall and blooming like madness. If I can keep them short and still keep them blooming, they're welcome to stay.

    The Broadway plantings are wonderful. A most excellent choice!