Hi! I joined today because I read some of the great posts about Crepe Myrtles. I am a 68 year old woman who is a fairly new gardener. I just started about 8 years ago. I think I've been lucky and I've planted a lot of Perrenials. However, I've wanted a a bush or tree of this kind for a few years now and I finally was able to get a small one. I thought I did everything I was supposed to do but it died. However, I saw some small green shoots coming up from the bottom and I let them grow. Lo and behold, I got some flowers from these small (approx.) 8" shoots this year. My question is should I cover it for the Winter or just put extra mulch on it and let it alone?