Boxwoods often get a bad rap for being fussy and highbrow – shrubs more befitting Versailles than a New Jersey backyard. Not so, I say! We have at least 5 different varieties of boxwood in our yard (there are about 70 in the Buxus family), and they’re much more Sallie Sue than Marie Antoinette. These well-mannered evergreen shrubs provide year-round structure in a landscape, and don’t demand much in return. As an added bonus, if you open-prune them in early December, they’ll reward you with free holiday greenery and healthy new growth come spring.
Local Subee’s Kitchen followers, save the date! You’re invited to a Holiday Open House to celebrate my first year of blogging. Come tour the kitchen, sample some holiday treats, and see what’s coming up in Year 2. (Or I should say, help me figure out what’s coming up in Year 2!)