April 5, 2019

Removing Burlap Around the Farm

This year’s spring burlap removal project is underway.

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. Then, every spring when the ground begins to thaw, it’s all removed and stored away.

The outdoor grounds crew spends several days removing all the burlap, exposing the lush green plantings well in time for Easter - this year on Sunday, April 21st. 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 the season is an even greater delight. Here are some photos - enjoy.