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Kentucky Color: First Crepe Myrtle of year 16 Jun 2016

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By Billy Joe Fudge

We have purple, white and red. Purple or White almost always precede red when it comes to flowering.

They are an especially welcome sight since they were freeze-burned back to "the nubbin" a couple winters back. Crepe Myrtles are winter hardy down to about ten degrees for a couple of days but zero and below for multiple days in a row is really, really hard on them.

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First Crepe Myrtle of year 16 Jun 2016

2016-06-16 - Green Hi - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge.
While mowing the yard this fine, hot, late Spring day, I was greeted by our first Crepe Myrtle of the 2016 Summer Season. - Billy Joe Fudge Photo 15 Jun 2016.

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