Sunday, February 28, 2010
I'm sure spring is coming!
Last fall I bought a crepe myrtle tree really cheap; I planted it in the front yard and it seemed to thrive, but in the back of my mind I kept wondering how it would fare in winter: Crepe Myrtle is really a southern tree. However, the information attached to it at Home Depot said this was a variety developed for our area. When the winter weather turned so vicious and stayed that way, I had my doubts whether that tree would make it.
The best I can tell, it's dead. It's no big loss; I think I only paid $5 for it on clearance. But I know not to try crepe myrtle again; it's a tree... or shrub... of the south.