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12th Annual Crape Myrtle Trails 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k and 10K USATF Certified Courses.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Blog, Events, Sponsors | Comments Off on 12th Annual Crape Myrtle Trails 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k and 10K USATF Certified Courses.

12th Annual Crape Myrtle Trails 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k and 10K USATF Certified Courses.

12th Annual Crape Myrtle Trails 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k and 10K USATF Certified Courses. New this year, we will be holding the event at Boyd High School 600 N Lake Forest Dr, McKinney, TX 75071– Petting Zoo, Kiss-the-Pig Contest – Not only fun fitness for all but FUN for all! Join us at Myrtle Village from start to finish… See these links: Sponsors Opportunities Runners Registration NEW! Course Maps...

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Planting at McKinney High School

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog, Thanks | Comments Off on Planting at McKinney High School

Planting at McKinney High School

Let’s hear it, fellow CMT board members, for Matt and his employee. Two-handedly, they planted all 15 Twilight crape myrtles at McKinney High School this afternoon. Not many boards have members who get this down-and-dirty. THANKS, MAT These are the crape myrtles that we have “owed” MHS for a couple of years. We chose the same variety that we originally planted as the very first plantings anywhere of the Crape Myrtle Trails – even before Eldorado Parkway. They were planted in honor of MHS Valedictorian Danny Lowe in 1999. Unfortunately, 12 of the original 15 were mowed down and the remaining...

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Is it “crape myrtle” or “crepe myrtle”?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Blog, Crape Myrtle Trails | Comments Off on Is it “crape myrtle” or “crepe myrtle”?

Is it “crape myrtle” or “crepe myrtle”?

There are few people & mainly  one person that I am aware of that mainly spells it the way you have spelled it. He is a PhD in Oklahoma who has done much horticultural research and has created  several very good  hybrids……. beautiful trees. Yet, The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney did extensive research with the U.S. National Arboretum, noted authors with growers & PhD.s from leading horticultural  universities and with its literary  history.  This is why we spell it the way we do. However, horticulturalist do not spend their time or efforts on common names....

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2015 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on 2015 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

As our RUN THE TRAILS attracts families and the more serious runners we have added a 10K along with the 5K to the event. With this addition we hope to attract from all over the county.  This year 2015 will begin at Boyd High School and venue a whole new scene for the runners. You can find the course maps: Click Here (USATF Certified Courses) Myrtle Village is a fun festival area for families to enjoy before and after the race.  The village consists of sponsor’s booths and tables  intermixed with games, activity stations and concessions. Sponsor donations are non-refundable.  Donations are...

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2015 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog, Crape Myrtle Trails, Events, Sponsors | Comments Off on 2015 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

2015 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

As our RUN THE TRAILS attracts families and the more serious runners we have added a 10K along with the 5K to the event. With this addition we hope to attract from all over the county.  This year 2015 will begin at Boyd High School and venue a whole new scene for the runners. You can find the course maps: Click Here (USATF Certified Courses) Myrtle Village is a fun festival area for families to enjoy before and after the race.  The village consists of sponsor’s booths and tables  intermixed with games, activity stations and concessions. Sponsor donations are non-refundable.  Donations are...

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Crape Myrtle have taken a hit from this past winter’s cold.

Posted by on Apr 18, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Crape Myrtle have taken a hit from this past winter’s cold.

Crape Myrtle have taken a hit from this past winter’s cold.

Garden Tip: (This one isn’t going to be fun. I’m going to ask that you trust me on this – I’ve been down this road before.) Several varieties of crape myrtles in our side-by-side comparisons in the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney have taken a hit from this past winter’s cold. While temperatures didn’t drop as low as they have in other years, there was sustained cold as well as cold that came earlier than usual. The result: several varieties have frozen to the ground. I have seen the same thing in other DFW area plantings, and it’s likely to be showing up in other parts of Texas as well....

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