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May 28, 2014 11:16 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
My mother has been growing peas (snow peas, and then later the snap peas) for years and once they are past their prime and are weakened, they must be more susceptible to diseases like powdery mildew because they succumb to it every year. Then she pulls them out and put in the long beans.

Kind of like my dahlias when they are tired at the end of summer - they get powdery mildewed too and it is time to cut them way back.

I don't know who started the tradition of hacking crape myrtles every year. They do the same thing here in California. We have two in front of our house which was shaped well when we moved here. We only prune ours periodically when the branches get too big - and they are long overdue for a trimming.

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