Protecting boxwood in winter
In the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living she writes about protecting tree peonies and boxwood with burlap in the winter. I have never done that. The 6 tree peonies have grown quite large but never appeared to be damaged. There is an abundance of flowers in the spring. I have a dozen boxwood of various sizes which have never been covered. In the winter after a snow fall I go out and shake the snow off. I have noticed some brown leaves on boxwood in the spring. Ever since I read this article I wonder is that absolutely necessary? What do you think?