The Garden is Completely Winterized

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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The Garden is Completely Winterized

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