|If you’ve lost your boxwoods (Buxus), how about clipped Euonymus?|
The more popular boxwood parterres have become, and they’ve become very popular, the greater the loss if they die. After two harsh winters in a row, 2014 and 2015, I know of many who lost their boxwoods and, with them, the backbone of their formal gardens. Here’s a potential alternative.
Have you seen tightly clipped Euonymus used in quite this way before? I thought it was rather a cool idea. It wouldn’t have to be variegated. While evergreens such as yew (Taxus) could also be used, if you’re looking for a texture with leaves rather than needles, in a cooler climate this might be ideal.
Wish I could give credit to the designer for this. For spotting it, because it’s my month of gratitude, I’m grateful to my neck, always on swivel during walks to look at
gardens (though sometimes it leads me to trip in a highly undignified fashion – but, of course, I meant to do that).
What do you think of it? The Euonymus, that is, and not my neck. The less said of that, the better.