Boxwood History, Growth and Historic Plantings

February 9, 2011

Morrison Garden, Courtesy U.S. National Arboretum website

Morrison Garden, Courtesy U.S. National Arboretum website

The second issue of, a companion site to and a multi-media venue for “green” educational subjects, published yesterday. We invite you to visit the gardens of Stratford Hall, the home of General Robert E. Lee, Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, Hills & Dales in Georgia, and a famous topiary garden in the U.K.  Five podcasts from the “doyenne” of boxwood talk about the different cultivars of box, the easy growth in the right conditions, and the pathogen which attacks boxwood. Emphasis is also placed on the U.S. National Arboretum’s collection of boxwood and its curator, Lynn Batdorf who is also the International Registrar for Boxwood.

Each month audio and visual ways are used to spotlight our topic.  Next month we will concentrate on the beautiful spring shrub, azalea.  Thank you for reading and listening in.


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