UPDATE 2022: I’ve been trying to get these to fill in over the last couple years – this year they grew really well in spring, and I trimmed them perhaps too much, but early enough (maybe late spring) so that there’s been a bit more new growth. A tighter-leaved boxwood might be a better fit for these pots but so far these are doing ok.
The Hick’s yews I had chosen for the front door pots turned out to be a little too wily for the job. So I moved those out into the landscape and replaced them with this Green Mountain boxwood variety. They were a little odd-shaped but I’m hoping to trim them up nicely over the next couple seasons. I think they’ll add a nice formal contrast to the more wild and rangy-looking plantings in the rest of the front garden.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!