OK, I have been lurking in this forum for several months, but I have to ask this burning question...what is the obsession with "boring" evergreen shrubs here in NC? Usually boxwood or something similar, trimmed tightly to form a mounding shrub that stays equally green (and boring!) all year long. No flowers, variegated foliage, different colored new growth, fragrance, visual interest, texture...nothing! With the long list of enchanting evergreen shrubs in this wonderful state, why do I keep seeing so many boxwoods?!