Monday, March 22, 2010

Beautiful boxwood

I really like boxwood. I guess I'm not the only one. I just discovered that there's an American Boxwood Society. Here's a new fun fact: boxwood has a lineage of ornamental use that dates back to 4000 B.C. Egypt and the first Roman courtyard gardens, boxwoods seem to compose a royal dynasty. Three times harder than oak, boxwood is so thick that ancient civilizations thought evil spirits couldn't penetrate it. And deer don't eat it... which is especially important in my garden, where they think we are here to provide their own personal feast. Here are some lovely inspirations:

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