Why are my crepe myrtles not blooming?
I live in the Lake Wylie area of SC. I have Dynamite (red), Natchez (white) and a large pink. The Dynamites are 8' tall and the pink and white are 15'+. All are planted in ground and receive constant sun from sunup till sundown. The red dynamite is blooming but has less blooms and bloomed later than last year. The white has started blooming in the past week, but, is later and has less blooms than last year. The pink had its first bloom this week ... and no signs of any more.
All plants were fertilized with 10-10-10 earlier in the year and are on a drip system ... everything is the same as past years. All plant growth has been excellent.
I'm probably paranoid ... but, it seems to me that many other crepe myrtles in my area are having the same issues. Even worse, I went to Lake Norman earlier this week and everyone's plants were blooming beautifully!
Your thoughts, please.