Gardening in the Panhandle

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Why Butcher a Nice Crape Myrtle?

Why Butcher a Nice Crape Myrtle?

Too often people hack away at crape myrtle trees and “butcher” them. The term “crape murder” was coined to describe this drastic topping of crape myrtles. Properly selected and properly placed crape myrtles need little pruning. A crape myrtle that requires routine...

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See the Forest for the Trees

See the Forest for the Trees

Trees have a pretty bad reputation in north Florida these days. They’re on our homes, cars, streets, power lines, and all over the yard causing a lot of grief. While my heart goes out to all of those dealing with trees in places they shouldn’t be, now’s a good time to...

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