I got a few handfuls of English boxwood at Ladew the other day and decided to use them the way I have for the past few years… as sort of a topiary. Box in a box, as it were. I had a toleware box with a liner, so I added some dirt and just started putting in the boxwood. I will water it every so often to keep it green, but when it dries, it turns a lovely buff shade.
I did this at the old house, when I had access to acres of greens, including boxwood and magnolia. I literally had a contractor trash bag full of greenery and wanted to use every bit of it. I put a little handful into my father’s silver christening cup and tucked some behind an old clock.
I know some people absolutely hate the smell of boxwood, but I am a huge fan of the plant, and even its scent. Are you?