December 21, 2020

Protecting the Boxwood in My Summer House Garden

Winter 2020 officially begins today with temperatures in the 30s. We've already had our first snowstorm and frigid, below-freezing weather, so I am so glad most of my cold-sensitive boxwood is protected under burlap.

I've been covering my boxwood specimens with burlap since I first started to garden. Burlap protects the branches from splaying and breaking under heavy snow and shields the foliage from freezing windburn. Over the last few weeks, the outdoor grounds crew has been busy covering all the boxwood plantings around the farm - most recently, the shrubs and hedges in the Summer House garden - just in time for the first snow.

Enjoy these photos.