November 20, 2018

Wrapping Garden Ornaments and Urns with Burlap

The season's burlap project at my Bedford, New York farm is in progress.

As many of you know, I've been covering shrubs and hedges with burlap for many years to protect the branches from splaying and even breaking from the weight of snow and ice. Every season, our wrapping methods become easier and more streamlined, giving me peace of mind during the cold weather months.

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, especially if it is antique. During this time, all my outdoor planters, birdbaths, and troughs are drained and covered in the same burlap used for my live specimens.

Here are some photos of our process - enjoy.