Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boxwood Borders

I have been undergoing some changes to the back yard in SJC, adding structural interest in the way of small boxwood hedges to the flower beds bordering the grassy paths.

You can see by the top two pictures that the beds are like I like them, lush and overflowing with a jumble of perennials, shrubs, bulbs and vines, growing around and through one another.

But every yang needs a yin and that is what the boxwoods add to this garden, an important element of structure to contain all that exuberance!

Even though the new hedges are still a little rough (as far as hedges go) you can see what a difference they make.


HolleyGarden said...

This is exactly how I love to see flower beds. A touch of structure holding in exuberance. Your beds are lovely.

NellJean said...

Edging those beds with boxwood makes a beautiful finished look.

As soon as I saw the end results, I want boxwood hedges too. Maybe not, when I thought of all the ancient boxwood that I cannot keep pruned now by myself.

Jess said...

This is one of my favorite looks in the garden, the exuberance contained!