January 8, 2019

Wrapping More Hedges and Shrubs with Burlap

Blustery winter weather has finally arrived here in the Northeast - temperatures this week are expected in the low 30s with occasional sleet and snow. I am so glad our annual burlap project is complete at my Bedford, New York farm and that all the many hedges and shrubs are now tucked under protective coverings.

I've been covering my boxwood specimens with burlap since I first started to garden. Burlap protects the branches from splaying and even breaking under heavy snow, and shields the foliage from freezing windburn. Just before the holidays, the outdoor grounds crew tackled the long Boxwood Allee, but over the last couple of weeks, the crew also covered plantings in the Summer House garden, around the herbaceous peony bed, on my terrace parterre, and along the long and winding pergola.

Here are the photos - enjoy.