January 6, 2020

Protecting My Boxwood Allee in Winter, Part 2

My long Boxwood Allee is now completely covered in burlap and protected from the winter elements.

The weather here in the Northeast has been pretty mild, but we still have a couple more months of cold ahead. Every year, I enclose my boxwood with burlap to insulate the plants and keep them safe from damaging winds, heavy snows, and freezing temperatures. This season, I decided to try another method using the same metal frames typically produced for hoop houses - the strong industrial steel uprights and purlin pipes from Growers Solution in Cookeville, Tennessee, will last for many years.

Here are more photos of this year's "burlapping" process, enjoy.