December 15, 2018

The Boxwood Allee is Covered in Burlap for the Winter

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, the outdoor grounds crew is busy "burlapping".

As many of you know, I am a big supporter of covering my boxwood with burlap for the winter. The burlap insulates the plantings and protects the tender branches from splaying and breaking from the weight of snow. It’s a practice I've followed for many years, and I think it also provides a cozy and pretty look to the winter landscape. There are several main areas that are covered, but the biggest "burlapping" project is down by the stable, at my long Boxwood Allee. The outdoor grounds crew tackled this first.

Enjoy these photos.