There are simply no words — no words to describe the sickening horror felt by Helen Yoest of Raleigh, North Carolina when she chanced upon this grisly crime scene. A family of innocent crepe myrtles, dismembered and mutilated, shrieked to the heavens in pain. Their severed limbs lay before them in a shallow grave, denied even the dignity of a proper burial.
HOW CAN PEOPLE DO SUCH THINGS?
For submitting this extremely disturbing photo that will deny us a good night’s sleep for the rest of our lives, Helen becomes the second winner in Crepe Murder 2013! Her reward is a dwarf ‘Early Bird’ crepe myrtle that never needs pruning from our Southern Living Plant Collection. Helen assures us she will take proper care of it, as she is such an accomplished gardener (check out her “Gardening With Confidence” blog) that renowned English garden designer and writer, Noel Kingsbury, recently paid her a visit. After Helen curtsied, the whole day went smashingly well, as the two snacked on kidneys and biscuits slathered with Marmite. Bloody good!
The Right Way to Prune
If you know someone about to commit crepe murder, please show them Grumpy’s brilliant article on proper crepe myrtle pruning first — “Crepe Myrtle Pruning Step-By-Step.” Remember — only you can prevent crepe murder.
Another Winner This Weekend!
Check The Grumpy Gardener this Sunday and toss your cookies as you gaze upon another unspeakable crime. Crepe Murder 2013 is on, baby!