December 15, 2022

Covering My Long and Winding Pergola for Winter

The season's "burlapping" project at my Bedford, New York farm continues at my long and winding pergola.

I've been covering my shrubs and hedges with burlap for many years to protect the branches from splaying and even breaking from the weight of the winter snow and ice. Every season, our wrapping methods change to accommodate the growing plants, but the process also gets easier and more streamlined. The entire project takes weeks to complete, but my outdoor grounds crew has already gotten a lot done - and just in time... winter officially begins in less than one week.

Here are some photos, enjoy.