December 16, 2021

"Burlapping" the Boxwood in My Summer House Garden

Here at my Bedford, New York farm temperatures this week have been in the high 40s to low 50s - quite mild for this time of year. Nonetheless, I am very glad many of my cold-sensitive boxwood shrubs are now 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 the boxwood plantings around the farm - most recently, the shrubs and hedges in my Summer House garden.

Enjoy these photos.