How to grow boxwood from cuttings. In the spring, take stem cuttings, 6 inches in length, and remove the lower inch of leaves. For best effect, group five to seven stems together, as pictured, to resemble an entire plant. Plunge this group into soil that has been amended with copious quantities of peat moss or leaf mold. Pack the soil firmly around the stems. Keep the cuttings moist, and you will have new, rooted plants in about six weeks.
The dining room leads onto a terrace with a built-in concrete table and barbecue that are original to Raman and Schaffrath’s design. A pair of Hardoy butterfly chairs from Knoll are positioned by the pond. Photo by Frederik Vercruysse.
Grilling Patio...Nestling a built-in barbecue amid rich plantings makes for a more inviting dining area. Counter space was included next to the grill as a landing spot for hot plates. Note also that a lamp with a flexible neck is attached to the adjacent fence. This puts bright light where the cook wants it when barbecuing steaks after dark.