If you’re reading this, you already know the importance of your boxwood
Boxwood is a familiar shrub in many parts of the United States and Europe, and its prominence in the garden is steeped in history, legends, lore and magic.
Homeowners and gardeners know of boxwood’s reputation, but most would find it difficult to describe appropriate care or to correctly diagnose its maladies. Many people are unsure what, if any, care to give this highly-prized shrub, and they are often perplexed by a boxwood with weak, sparse growth or by a branch suddenly dying. Even professionals search for accurate and detailed information to make sound horticultural decisions.
Aristocratic boxwood is a beautiful, low-maintenance, very slow-growing shrub, which can easily thrive for two or three centuries. It only asks for a little understanding to let this happen.
As a horticultural boxwood consultant, I can teach you what it takes to have healthy, beautiful boxwood. I can provide evaluations and step-by-step explanations as to why your boxwood may be less than a majestic shrub. There is typically more than one remedy, you will receive comprehensive treatment plans to best suit you and your boxwood.
I have consulted with homeowners, estate-owners, professional gardeners, landscape architects, landscape maintenance contractors, and nursery professionals. I’ll introduce you to the exciting and rewarding world of boxwood that goes far beyond, “Your boxwood will improve with our special spray.” We’ll work together to create easy, often low-technical solutions that most boxwood owners can do themselves.
Without guidance, appropriate boxwood care can be confusing. Why not make sure you do it right, and have beautiful healthy boxwood?
Lynn’s knowledge of boxwood, his overall horticultural knowledge, and his passion for helping to elevate the standards within the landscaping industry are impeccable. Having Lynn as a resource to us, and our clients, has been extremely beneficial and we look forward to many more interactions with Lynn.
In 2008, Lynn R. Batdorf was appointed Honorary Member of EBTS–France and become our Scientific and Technical Advisor. His authoritative articles, “Words of an Expert” are in our journal, Bulletin des Buis et Topiaires, and on our society website. In 2012, Lynn came to Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to inaugurate the Parc des Pins of the National Boxwood Collection EBTS France at Le Touquet (classified by the Conservatoire des Collections Végétles Spécialisées) of which he is the supervisor.
If you’ve read Lynn’s Boxwood Handbook, a consultation with him is like reading between the lines. All the nuances, a truly invaluable experience. During our 3-day consultation, Lynn inspected nine large residential landscapes which I manage. Walking around with him brought up all my boxwood questions. Lynn completely answered them, adding his own observations. Lynn is certainly known for boxwood, but his vast knowledge of horticulture is quite impressive.
We reached out to Lynn as our 100-year-old English boxwood had been neglected for years. He provided us with an incredible history of boxwood, and educated us on the many aspects of the diseases, and thinning out that was needed. His report gave us a perfect guide of what we needed to do. We have contacted him often and he’s always there with a quick response.
A LIFETIME OF BOXWOOD EXPERIENCE
Most Americans have an image of boxwood in their wallet. Boxwood is prominently featured on the back of the $5 at the Lincoln Memorial and the back of the $20 at the White House. I’ve performed on-site boxwood consultations at both locations.