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Winter Wrapping with Burlap

By Posted in - Winter Annual Garden Tasks on January 4th, 2015 0 Comments [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]Every winter, many of our more delicate plants, like boxwoods, as well certain outdoor containers, are subject to the harsh environment of dry, cold air.  This environment makes the leaves brittle and can be further damaged by the strong sunlight and glare we experience in winter (think about that sunburn you can get while skiing, same thing!)

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Protect your investment this winter by wrapping your topiaries in some burlap  and use it as an opportunity to make something lovely.  It doesn’t have to look like a potato sack…even though it very well may be one (see the image above, a screenshot from the lovely movie 100 Foot Journey with Helen Mirren).  By using twine to secure the burlap and then covering that in a decorative contrasting ribbon/bow/burlap you can accentuate these winter sculptures.

We have collected some of our favorite examples on our Pinterest page where we made a new board called Wintering Boxwoods.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_cta_button2 h2=”Wrapping Boxwoods for the Winter” style=”square” txt_align=”center” title=”Pinterest” btn_style=”square” color=”green” size=”md” position=”bottom” css_animation=”bottom-to-top” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fgardenwiseinc%2Fwintering-boxwoods%2F||target:%20_blank” accent_color=”rgba(20,20,20,0.23)”]We collected our favorites on a Pinterest Board.[/vc_cta_button2][vc_column_text]For another excellent resource on prepping your plants for winter, check out:

Greenhaus’s guide to prepping for winter

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