November 13, 2015

Covering My Outdoor Urns with Burlap

You know winter is around the corner when various ornamental vessels around my farm get enveloped in burlap.

I’ve been covering shrubs and hedges with burlap for many years - since I first started to garden. This practice protects branches from splaying and even breaking from the weight of snow and ice.

I feel it is equally important to protect my outdoor garden ornaments from the harsh winter elements. A winter freeze, alternating with thaws, could crack or crumble any kind of stone or cement. Every year, all my outdoor containers such as urns and birdbaths, are drained, and covered in the same burlap used for my live specimens. Here are some photos of this process.