EDITORíS NOTE: The following is part of an
ongoing series on the planting and care of gardens and lawns,
provided by the Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Council.
For years I have thought how nice it would be if my
grass were still green on Christmas. I particularly wanted it green
if my daughter who lived in Colorado was coming for Christmas.
The weather and the grass never heard me so we had a
brown lawn every year before Dec. 25.†
Iím writing this four days before Christmas, and
would you believe that my grass is still green? Other lawns in the
area are a nice brown Ė not green.
Itís my live oaks that have kept mine green. That
nice green grass is nestled in under my six trees Ė so frost has no
way to get to it.
Waxahachie is the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas,
and although the Crape Myrtle Council will no longer be selling
these beautiful trees, we hope the residents of Waxahachie will
plant more and more. They are available at excellent prices at your