April 13, 2015

Spring Burlap Removal

This year’s spring burlap removal project is complete.
Every autumn, for as long as I’ve been gardening, I’ve taken the time to carefully cover all my boxwood shrubs, various winter-sensitive plants, and outdoor ornamental urns to protect them from the season’s heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and damaging winds. And, every spring, when the ground begins to thaw, it’s all removed and stored away.
The outdoor grounds crew spent several days last week removing all the burlap and netting. The entire process is a big undertaking; however, knowing my plants are protected from the brutal effects of our Northeastern winters is a great comfort. And, seeing all the healthy, intact, rich green shrubbery and foliage at the start of spring is an even greater delight.