The Crepe Myrtle Murder Mystery

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Today, I want to discuss something that has been bothering me for a long time.  Until now, I did not have the courage to speak out…to express how I really feel about this terrible injustice that is happening…

I have friends that do it.  I have family that does it.  I am happy to say that I have never done it.

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I just cannot figure out where it all started.  Who decided that it was the right thing to do?  Was it a bandwagon effect?  Or keeping up with the Joneses? Someone please tell me…help me understand.

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It is ugly…ruthless.  It leaves behind marks that will never go away.  Always there.  Knotty…crippled…

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Then there are those that are cut off in their prime…just chopped off…no rhyme or reason…

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I cannot sit back anymore and watch this happen.  I must know why.  I have had generic answers like “it was getting too big” and “all the neighbors are doing it”…

A little research and planning would have prevented the “too big” problem….

And if your neighbor jumped off a bridge, would you?  Peer pressure…really?

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Find good examples to follow.  Do your own homework.  Stop copying others work.  It really is that simple.

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Gorgeous and natural…at the Summit in Birmingham, Alabama

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Reaching to the sky…it all its glory…with all its branches.

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Look at that trunk! Now, that’s good looking.

For information on properly pruning a crepe myrtle, check out “Crepe Myrtle Pruning Step-by-Step” by Steve Bender.

http://thedailysouth.southernliving.com/2009/02/24/what-concerns-p/

Thanks for sitting a spell with me today.  Please feel free to comment and post confessions.  I truly want to understand.

Have a Blessed Day,

Chasidy

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