I planted boxwood behind the benches in the front garden. Boxwood is another one of those adult plants that I’ve never worked with. It’s formal, a bit expensive, and long-lived. When I was an intern at the Strybing Arboretum Garden of Fragrance, it was one of the plants that I tended. I always wondered why it was planted there, but now, more than 20 years later, I was finally able to smell it. Boxwood has a subtle, toasty warm aroma. You need to be grown up to detect it, much less appreciate it.

What a difference it made.


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