When you pull off of the interstate at this Alabama rest stop, you’re not the only one taking care of business. So are your highly trained state employees who don’t let common sense or measurable brain activity stand in the way of reducing crepe myrtles to stumps the size of rabbits.
You can understand why. Who wants to look at graceful trees adorned with colorful flowers when they should be admiring flat beds of ground cover? Ground cover enthusiasts from all over Alabama pay their taxes so that when nature calls during a long trip to the beach, they’re never more than 10 minutes away from a stunning display of Asian star jasmine.
And if you’re wondering how to properly prune crepe myrtle, check out Grumpy’s excellent guide, Crepe Myrtle pruning Step-By-Step.
See you back here with another horrifying winner this Thursday!