With all the rain we had
this year the crepe myrtles are blooming so well. This is the back door
but so many of the family come and go here they make for a pleasant
entrance. Crepe myrtle grow easily in this area and are very hardy.
Occasionally, a cold winter will freeze them back to the ground but they
come back from the roots. I like them because they stay for quite a while
and provide wonderful fresh arrangements for inside the house and to give
away. The shrubs do especially well if they get plenty of water and bloom
for a longer period of time. Years ago a sister in law from California
taught me how to prune the ends of the branches off so there will be a
double bloom the next year.
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