March 25, 2016

The Spring Burlap Removal Project at the Farm

This year’s spring burlap removal project is complete.

Every autumn, for as long as I’ve been gardening, I’ve covered 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 removing all the burlap, so the farm looks lush and green for Easter. The entire process is a big undertaking; however, knowing my plants are protected during winter is a great comfort. And, seeing all the healthy, intact shrubbery and foliage at the start of spring is an even greater delight. Enjoy these photos.