December 15, 2023

There Is So Much to "Burlap" at the Farm

The season's burlap project at my Bedford, New York farm continues in front of and around my Winter House.

It's a race to get all the "burlapping" done around the boxwood and the ornamental urns - winter officially begins in less than a week and the days and nights are getting much colder. I've been covering these shrubs and hedges with burlap for many years to protect the branches from splaying and even breaking from the snow and ice. I also feel it is important to protect the stone planters that are out in the elements all season long. Every year, our wrapping methods become easier and more streamlined, giving me peace of mind during the cold weather months. This week, my outdoor grounds crew covered the boxwood surrounding my herbaceous peony bed and all the ornamental containers around my home.

Here are more photos of our "burlapping" process, enjoy.