Sunday, May 3, 2009


I was on my way back from running a errand when I spied an old pickup truck with a load of shrubbery so I stopped & asked the owner when did you dig those up?. This morning he replied I was going to plant them in my yard. It was past 4 p.m. Hmm, I thought oh well I could chance it, old boxwoods are pretty tough shrubs!

I asked if he would consider selling some of them? Make me an offer I can't refuse he said. I dug around in my pocket & came up with $18.00-how about selling me three of them? I don't have any more money with me. Look in your wallet,he replied. I don't carry any money in my wallet,$18.00 is all I have. He said ok. I picked the three I thought would have the best chance of surviving.

This what they looked like before pruning the roots and foliage. While I was working on one I stuck the others into rain water so the roots wouldn't dry out.

This is the foliage that was cut off the 3 trees.

The results of the initial pruning of the roots and foliage & potting up .they will remain in these pots for 1 to 2 yrs if they survive. They will continue to receive top pruning after they sprout new growth; and further shaping after 1 yr.
I will post pictures periodically on their there progress.

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