July 8, 2023

Planting Privets in My Maze

My garden maze here at my Bedford, New York farm now includes a section of evergreen privets, Ligustrum ovalifolium.

I started this three-acre maze in the spring of last year. I designed the maze with a variety of interesting trees, hedges, espaliers, and shrubs that would all grow tall enough to prevent walkers from seeing the paths ahead. Each row would branch off with pathway options and dead ends - with only one correct route to the center. So far, I've completed about a third of the entire course. I've planted European beech, European hornbeams, boxwood, parrotias, espaliered apple trees, American sweetgums, barberry, London planetrees, and now these privets.

Here are some photos, enjoy.