December 1, 2021

Covering the Ornamental Urns with Burlap for Winter

You know winter is just around the corner when various ornamental vessels around my farm are covered in burlap.

I’ve been covering my 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 all 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 the outdoor containers, planters and birdbaths, are drained, covered, and then wrapped in the same burlap used for my live specimens.

Here is a look at our process. Enjoy these photos.