Crape Myrtle Trails

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, 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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2014 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog, Crape Myrtle Trails, Events, Featured | Comments Off on 2014 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

2014 Fun Run & 5K and 10K

This year we have added a 10K to the event for the more serious runners.  We hope to attract from all over the county.  This year 2014 will begin at Cockrill Middle School and venue a whole new scene for the runners. 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 tax-deductible.  For questions about the event, contact CMT Board President, Phil Wheat, at pdwheat@unitedplanners.com or...

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Crape Myrtles in McKinney

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010 in Crape Myrtle Trails | Comments Off on Crape Myrtles in McKinney

Crape Myrtles in McKinney

The mission of the Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Board is to be an integral part of elevating the beauty and appeal of our great city to the highest levels by showcasing the premier flowering plant of the South throughout our community in a thoughtful and meaningful manner and by promoting McKinney Texas as America’s crape myrtle...

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About Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Crape Myrtle Trails | Comments Off on About Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney

About Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney

Our foundation formed in 1999 with the goal of promoting our city as we showcase crape myrtles throughout its public and private plantings. Those of us involved with The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation have special interest in this great group of plants and in our city. Crape myrtles are, after all, a part of southern horticultural heritage. For the Love of McKinney, They are quickly becoming a part of the legacy of the City of McKinney as well. We hope that you will find this Website informative whether your interest brings you to our city or simply sends you to your local...

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Events

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Crape Myrtle Trails, Events, Featured | Comments Off on Events

Events

Annual 5K,10K and 1 Mile Fun Run; “Run the Trails.” “Mother’s Day plant distribution. McKinney, Crape Myrtles and Me!”  And more. Every year the Crape Myrtle Trails Board and committees organizes such great events as the “Run the Trails“. This is for serious runners a 5K and a family event a 1 Mile Fun Run. This event attracts enthusiasts from McKinney and surrounding communities as well as all over Texas. Many sponsor opportunities are available. The school with the most participates wins an award and the school principle gets to “KISS THE...

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