December 3, 2019

Using Burlap to Protect My Outdoor Urns

Winter is still a couple weeks away, but many areas here in the Northeast are already under several inches of snow. Thankfully, we’re well prepared for the cold weather at my farm - all the ornamental garden urns are wrapped in burlap.

I’ve been covering shrubs and hedges with burlap for many years - since I first started to garden. This practice protects branches from splaying and even breaking from the weight of snow and ice. 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. Every year, all my outdoor pieces are drained and covered in the same burlap used for my live specimens.

Enjoy these photos.