Video: Proof that Crepe Murder Doesn’t Pay Off

Back in January, I got super fiery about how people in the South murder their crepe myrtles by cutting them at chest height, claiming that this action inspires them to bloom more profusely. This defense is hard to argue against since people cut crepes in early spring, long before they are set to bloom. You have to wait months to find out if it’s true, but by then, you probably forgot all about crepe murder. But I didn’t forget. This year was spectacular for crepe myrtle blooms, and the crepe myrtles that bloomed the most were not the ones that had been murdered in the spring. Go ahead, check out the video. Drive around town and take notice. AND STOP MURDERING YOUR CREPE MYRTLES. 

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