Boxwood Basil: A Great Small Space Garden Find

Boxwood Basil: A Great Small Space Garden Find

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Sarah Rae Smith
May 25, 2011

There's a new addition to the small garden housed on my stoop this year. It might be a first for me, but it is sure to make an appearance year after year. I, Sarah Trover, have fallen head over heels in love with Boxwood Basil.

I'm usually a fan of planting mostly things that can be eaten in my garden and landscaping plans. That might make me sound extra hungry, but as much as I like pretty flowers (don't worry—those are there, too), there's no reason not to be able to harvest what I plant.

These boxwood basil plants are just perfect for small containers or even edging around a garden. Their leaves are packed in tight and don't even require chopping before adding them to a recipe. Just strip the stems and toss them right in. The plants will grow to be around 12" tall and can even be turned into a topiary and shaped. Make sure to keep your eye out for them next time you hit your local greenhouse.

Find seeds for Boxwood Basil at Burpee

(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)

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