Why do people murder their crepe myrtles? True, some conjure up this loony idea all by themselves. By and large, however, folks just follow the fine example set by the “professionals.” Does the scene above seem horribly familiar?
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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.
Welcome to Crepe Murder 2014, our celebration of the most boneheaded attempts at pruning crepe myrtles from the past year! This year, the competition was so fierce and the entries so bizarre that we couldn’t have just 10 winners. We had to have 13. So it is with great pride for the reporting and great sadness for the plant that […]
Art lovers spend fortunes every year traveling to such famous museums as the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid, the Getty in Los Angeles, and the Vatican in Rome. This makes no sense, as they could simply travel to my house instead to see the world’s finest sculpture for free. To wit — I’ve lit my crepe myrtle for […]