March 23, 2022

Removing the Burlap Around the Winter House

This year’s spring burlap removal project is off to a great start.

Every autumn for as long as I’ve been gardening I’ve covered all my boxwood shrubs, various winter-sensitive plants, and outdoor ornamental urns to protect them from the season’s heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures, and damaging winds. Then, every spring when the ground begins to thaw, it’s all removed and stored away. This week, my outdoor grounds began removing the burlap from around my Winter House. The entire process takes several days to complete; however, knowing my plants are protected in the cold is a great comfort. And, seeing all the healthy, intact shrubbery and foliage at the start of a new season is an even greater delight.

Enjoy these photos.