All Things Gardening forum: Crepe Murder 2013 — Murderer’s Row

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Mar 12, 2013 2:07 PM CST

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This is sooo wrong! Dave mentioned this in one of his podcasts, it must be a southern thing, I have never seen it done here.

http://thedailysouth.southernl...

And they did add an excellent article on the proper pruning, adding another shot of a bad example. http://thedailysouth.southernl...


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dave
Mar 12, 2013 3:15 PM CST

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The education of people on proper crepe myrtle pruning has really taken off in recent years and seems to be having an effect. In nearly every lecture I give, I mention the pruning of crepe myrtles and more and more people are "getting it".

They just look SO ugly when improperly pruned. Gag!
Name: Teresa
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bluegrassmom
Mar 13, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Oh, that is sad, here they died down naturally, I always wanted one with a trunk!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 13, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Locally even the landscapers here are Crepe Murderers. Some people follow their example every February thinking they know what they are doing when they don't!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Mar 24, 2013 12:05 PM CST

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An additional awful photo and article, oh my!! http://thedailysouth.southernl...
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dave
Mar 25, 2013 9:51 AM CST

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Wow, that's shockingly bad. I've never seen anything remotely that bad.

I should go get a photo of our next door neighbor's crepe myrtles. They do the typical "chainsaw them down every winter at about 6 feet."

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