March 15, 2021

Removing the Burlap Along My Pergola

It's time to start removing all that burlap.

Every autumn for as long as I’ve been gardening, I’ve covered all my boxwood shrubs to protect them from the heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and damaging winds of winter. And, every spring, when the ground begins to thaw, it’s all removed and stored away. The outdoor grounds crew began this task last week when temperatures rose into the 60s. They removed the burlap along my long and winding pergola. The entire process is a big undertaking, but knowing my plants are protected during the cold season is a great comfort. And seeing all the healthy, intact shrubbery and foliage at the start of spring is an even greater delight.

Enjoy these photos.