Sometimes old is better than new. The HELM landscape team recently transplanted three large old boxwoods on a historic farm in Crozet. Transplanting older, established plant material is always tricky; and large root balls, careful site prep, and plenty of TLC after planting are always key.
These boxwoods needed to be moved to accomodate restoration work on the main house, and we worked with the landscape architect to relocate them to the nearby guest cottage, which had just undergone a renovation of it’s own. The building dated from 1780 and over the years has served as cook house, storage shed, and now guest quarters. The older boxwoods fit perfectly with the historic structure and helped maintain a look and feel that the house had always existed in it’s current form.