Cut Back Crepe Myrtle Has No New Growth

Question From: Tampa, Florida, United States
Q: My gardener cut back my crape myrtle in February it is now the middle of April and I have no new growth he cut the branches back to the knots I live in Tampa Florida what can I do.

A: Be patient and keep it watered so the soil stays moist at all times. You can scrape a small bit of bark. If you see green, it's still alive. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy