Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pruning the Neighbors Crape Myrtle

My neighbors were out pruning their oak trees and I decided to stop by to offer help and take them a cold beer. I helped them move some of the big branches to the vacant lot next door for pickup and also pruned the crape myrtle up front which I've been itching to get my hands on. With a little TLC it looks great now!

That's my house on the left, and theirs with the freshly pruned crape myrtle in front


  1. I know that they're supposed to be pruned but where my sister lives (Hoover, AL) the locals like to call it Crape Murder when they trim them way down each year lol : D always think of that when I see someone taking care of theirs!

  2. Yes! Crape Murder! That's the term I've always used too when I see them improperly pruned. They are such gorgeous trees but it seems like so few people know how to prune them properly!