Sunday--50 boxwoods planted
Monday--150 boxwoods planted
Left to plant--50 boxwoods Planted!!!
My hub is the best hole digger in this great land of ours! All 250 holes were dug by him with his papa's trusty, sturdy bulb hole digger. Most of the 200 holes he dug out along our walk path to the front porch were "killers." The soil out in the front yard there is mostly clay and seems to turn to concrete when it is dry. So he was pleasantly surprised and happy to have a "gully washer" rain storm yesterday morning flood up that pathway and make the hole digging somewhat manageable.
And as the resident MG (Master Gardener), I propagated the 250 boxwood cuttings ( made cuttings and dusted with rooting hormone powder and kept in moist soil from April 2014 until October 2014) and am on my way to finish up the planting. (I finished around lunch time!) We have wanted to do this project since we moved into our home in 2007, and now we see the light at the end of the tunnel (oops, pathway).
P.S. These 250 plants join our 95 maturing boxwoods.
We hope that someday the boxwoods (buxus) will look like the ones we planted along our driveway in Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands.
These are the mature plantings as they looked in 2012.
And these were the babies in 2012.
(Want to propagate your own boxwood (buxus) hedge? Use my SEARCH box up in the top right corner of my blog. Just type boxwoods. Super simple instructions, and then watch those "sprouts" grow.)