Crape-Scaping: v. 1. landscaping with Crape Myrtles 2. admiring landscapes with fine specimens of Crape Myrtles.
Alison and I have noticed some gorgeous crape-scapes in RVA and beyond this summer, and we thought we’d share with you the best of the best.
What all of these trees possess is a beautiful canopy and sturdy, smooth and graceful trunks. Coaxing a crape myrtle into this desired form requires a discipline of proper pruning. Meg Turner of M. Turner Landscapes describes the improper pruning in her noteworthy post, Stop the Crape Maiming! Read her entertaining and informative guide, heed her advice, and you will have photo-worthy crape myrtles to enjoy.
August 15, 2014