THINNING ENGLISH BOXWOOD
Most English boxwood foliage ought to be thinned biannually. As a USDA National Arboretum employee, I created this simple, one page tutorial for thinning English boxwood. If you want to keep your English boxwood vibrant and healthy, please read more: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/BoxwoodThinning.html
For decades, I’ve given a “Boxwood 101” course to Master Gardeners, plant societies, and garden clubs. A popular and informative lecture, it can be viewed at this University of Maryland Extension website: https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/master-gardeners/Montgomery/Boxwood%20Lecture.pdf
AMERICAN BOXWOOD SOCIETY (ABS)
Founded in 1961 for the appreciation and scientific understanding of Buxus. It organizes multi-day annual symposia and publishes a journal tri-annually.
EUROPEAN BOXWOOD AND TOPIARY SOCIETY (EBTS)
An international boxwood society including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. It is very active with a full program of events and activities every year. It publishes a large journal annually.
“Boxwoods” University of Georgia, Center for Urban Agriculture. A summary of my boxwood lecture at the Landscape Planning Short Course in Athens, Georgia on January 29, 2009 written by Dr. Gary Wade, Extension Horticulturist, University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.
“Expert shares boxwood tips” written by Laurie Savage, The Frederick News-Post. A summary of my boxwood lecture at the Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen (FALCAN) group during their monthly meeting in November 2003.
NEW BLIGHT DISEASE
“Boxwood facing new blight disease” written by Adrian Higgins, Gardening Columnist for The Washington Post. I was interviewed by Adrian Higgins to provide information on Cylindrocladium.
NATIONAL BOXWOOD TRIALS
“National Boxwood Trials” by Saunders Brothers. I have advised this premier boxwood nursery on developing protocol for this National Boxwood Evaluation Program.
“Twisting the Day Away: Boxwood Leafminer, Monarthropalpus flavus” by Dr. Michael J. Raupp, Professor of Entomology, Extension Specialist, University of Maryland. I collaborated with Dr. Raupp, and his graduate student Gabe d’Eustachio, on this leaf miner project.
“The Pruning School” Boxwood Pruning by Peter Deahl, Sterling, Virginia. Some of my boxwood pruning secrets are revealed in this tutorial.
WILLIAMSBURG BOXWOOD BLIGHT
I was interviewed for an article on boxwood diseases, “Williamsburg braced for boxwood blight” by Ted Strong, reporter for Richmond Times-Dispatch.
VARDAR VALLEY BOXWOOD
“Vardar Valley Boxwood and Its Balkan Brothers” by Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum. I peer reviewed this revealing article on the origin and history of Buxus sempervirens ‘Vardar Valley’.
“Boxwood Notes from Session with Mr. Lynn Batdorf” Chevy Chase Village Crier, May 23, 2010, pages 2, 6. Some of my boxwood tips are revealed in this onsite consultation.