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Garden Dreams

June 4th, 2018

Boxwood is one of my favorite shrubs and I’ve always appreciated then clipped into spheres. I’m not sure why, but a box ball has always been something I especially love. Yesterday, I too two ‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods, planted them into huge terra-cotta pots, and clipped them into spheres.

They were already large plants, I purchased them during the end of the season clearance at a greenhouse last fall. I scored the big terra-cotta pots for $4 each on clearance as well.


Now I need to purchase some 16″ x 16″ pavers to put under them. I’ll put the pots up on pot feet on the pavers and they will flank the entryway to the main garden in the back. I was hoping they would really create a more formal entry and be a focal point, drawing the eye to the main entrance in the garden. Even though they’re not in their final homes yet, they are already creating the mood I was looking for. I’ll post more photos when I get the pavers and instal them in their spots.

What fun garden tasks did you accomplish this weekend?

One Comment to “Garden Dreams”
  1. Nebraska Dave on June 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Susy,
    My fun Saturday was weed control at Terra Nova Gardens. My garden will be much small this year due to family, friends, and neighbors needs. Gardens here in Nebraska don’t seem to be doing well this year so it’s a good year to have a smaller garden. I’m working more on soil improvement for next year’s garden and automated gravity irrigation. Some will require timers and others will require mini float valves. It will still be a good year in the garden just different.

    My boxwood plants are foundation plants that were planted some year ago. They have filled in nicely and cover the front of the house up to the living room windows. They were just little sprigs when I planted them all those years ago but have endured the harsh winters and the blazing hot summers to look wonderful in the yard’s landscape. They are a little slow in growing but well worth the wait.

    Have a great garden dream day.

    Nebraska Dave

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