IN THE GARDEN: Here’s how to tell whether crape myrtles are dead or still asleep

Looking dead in the spring is a talent among some varieties of perfectly healthy crape myrtles; but others might in fact have damage. To tell the difference, wait. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Janet B. Carson)
Looking dead in the spring is a talent among some varieties of perfectly healthy crape myrtles; but others might in fact have damage. To tell the difference, wait. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Janet B. Carson)


My crape myrtle tree does not seem to be doing well this year. It only has leaves from certain limbs and has not leafed out as it has in the past.

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