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.