Sunday, June 5, 2016

Never Ending Boxwood Story

(This is a photo from October 2014.)

After planting 143 boxwood plants in the mud and rain yesterday, I have had it❣

Trying to replace some dead plants along the walkpaths and replant well over 100 plants that did not make it through a drought a couple of autumns ago, I have had it❣

My dogs love sniffing in the muddy soil around the fresh plants and lying on the weed-free areas. Raccoons and armadillos will be checking out the new plants for exposed worm families.

Maybe tomorrow the areas under water will be dry enough for me to finish my boxwood planting.

Then, I've had it❣That is until my hub gets back from his "business" trip and trims the mature boxwoods. Then we can begin rooting new plants.

Just in case these new plantings don't make it😩
(We planted over 250 plants back in the autumn of 2014. This is a photo of our hard work then.)

I Have Had It😘


Carla from The River said...

Golly Gum Drops! Worm families!
Keep us posted.
xx oo

Janneke said...

When you have Boxwood the story will never ends, first the planting, then the growing and the never ending clipping....... At least your husband does the trimming. I start today clipping the 29 balls and pyramids and two little hedges, most hedges I removed two years ago due to the vine weevil. I don´t miss the hedges, nor the weevils.
Wish you good luck with your plantings!

Joanne Noragon said...

A walkway at work is lined with boxwood. The plants nearest the parking lot suffer badly from winter salt and are stunted. They just look silly, terminating a walk of well sized bushes. But, management doesn't care.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's some hard work. I hope they do well for you.

Endah Murniyati said...

I love to follow the progress of this plant. thank you for sharing.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Wow, you're a trooper to put so much work and time into this! Good luck to the boxwood. And your ankles. :)