Saturday, March 17, 2012

Box Limerick

There once was a house with a drive
which was planted with boxwood each side
It grew so very slow, how was that family to know
Now no one can get through to inside!

The front walk to my childhood home

Happy St. Pats!  I've started my front garden gutting and knot garden construction.  Mean, lean and green.  Boxwoods are involved. Stay tuned!


  1. Happy St. Patricks Day! A gardening mistake we all make it seems, plants grow larger than we ever think they will!

  2. A knot garden!!!! How exciting! I'm anxious to see what you create!

  3. I have a friend whose driveway is bordered with large boxwoods. It's hard to squeeze the car through! I can't wait to see your knot garden!

  4. Fun. I can't wait to see, Jess! Those boxwoods lining the walk are amazing. I love them even though I suppose they really do need a haircut or your limerick will be all too true.

    Please tell us about visiting your childhood home. Pretty please. :)

  5. well, I'm thinking I'm going to do a before and 'midpoint' by end of this season. Obviously, It'll be years before it looks right, a true test in patience! Grace, you'll have to get in good with my Mom but she's a gardener too, I bet you can swing it. It really is a magical place... not only in my minds eye as a child, but also in reality still today. I love going home.

  6. Oooh!!! I love a project! have fun with the new beds. :o) You would definitely have to walk single file down that boxwood path!

  7. here's my interpretat ion of this intriguing post ... the sleeping princess needed a dense boxwood hedge till she was ready to leave home to establish her own boxwood hedge and her very own knot garden. In this magical world of boxwood and knot gardens, because everything was so-o-o- green, every day was like St Patricks Day. Look forward to seeing more of your childhood home and following your project. cheers, cm.

  8. Looking forward to seeing what you've done!!