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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?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.