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Horticulturist urges proper crape myrtle pruning

When pruning trees, work with its natural form. LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill said not to butcher trees as has been done to these crape myrtles.
—LSU AgCenter Photo/Dan Gill

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and spe

Now is the last chance to prune, fertilize many plants

It’s too late in the season to prune many spring-flowering shrubs, such as this frostproof gardenia. But many non-flowering shrubs need care now.
--LSU AgCenter/Dan Gill

August is a month when gardeners should think about two important aspects of landscape maintenance — fertilizing and pruning.

It’s time to start caring for crape myrtles

While some crape myrtle pruning cuts may appear “architecturally” nice, this kind of pruning is still the improper way to prune crape myrtle trees.
--Allen Owings Photo

HAMMOND — Our spring- and summer-flowering trees and shrubs are growing and preparing for another great bloom season.

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