by Jean Hersey

The garden is completely winterized except for the roses, which need more hay, and the four small box yet to be covered with burlap.

We have a sentimental feeling for these box. Once many years ago, on a holiday with the children, we were driving to North Carolina.

We stopped at Mount Vernon and bought four seedlings, cuttings of George Washington's original box hedge.

They were $0.25 each, and now they are nearly two feet tall.

Every fall, Bob builds a little covered patio of burlap around each one.



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