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Plow & Hose: A lasting summer

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Crape myrtles add beauty, color and interest year round in central Texas. Courtesy photo

Cooler temperatures and recent rains have stimulated many late summer blooming plants to flower profusely. Crape myrtles, in particular, have been quite showy in the last few weeks. Depending on the variety, crape myrtles bloom from May through fall. Some of the early flowering varieties can repeat bloom when conditions are favorable. Crape myrtles are wonderful plants for our central Texas landscapes providing interest year round. In the spring, crape myrtles unfurl dark, glossy leaves. They bloom in a range of colors – whites, reds, lavender, purple plus all the shades of pink from pale to hot pink. Central Texas isn’t known for having much of ...

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