With our last house I bought some shrubs for the front of our home at a local greenhouse. The greenhouse guaranteed that the plants would not die for a year. So summer comes and with it a drout, heat, no rain. All of the plants in my yard are struggling except for these two cute little shrubs that I bought at the warehouse with the "guarantee". No matter the weather they look great! We have a very cold autumn and still these little shrubs keep on kicking, looking green and happy as ever! Everything else has gone dormant except for the evergreens, but not these cute little shrubs.
40 below, a blanket of snow.... white as far as the eye can see.... except for.. still.... these cute little green shrubs! At this point hubby is joking about the bushes with the "guarantee" that won't die because they are plastic! lol
We sold our home and the cute little "ever" green shrubs went to the new home owners. Now that I'm landscaping again, I found the little green shrubs again at homedepot today. It wasn't until now that I realise it's a boxwood cedar and an evergreen! It doesn't look like an evergreen! :p :p No wonder it was green all winter lol
Okay now that you all know how blond I am, I can ask my question. The boxwoods that I've bought are going in black metal pots for the deck. I've read that they can be left out all winter as long as I water them. Should I insulate the pot somehow? Should they be in a larger pot with more dirt for the winter cold? Has anybody tried this with success?