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  • Article

    The Year in Carolyn’s Garden

    Carolyn Hirning, in New Albany, Ohio, went through her photos from the year and is sharing some of her favorites with us today. To begin with, my neighbor's chickens were…

  • Design

    7 Easy Fruit Trees to Grow Right in Your Own Backyard

    The main problem with many of the dwarf fruit trees available is that the fruit they produce rarely matches up to that of their full-size counterparts. Research continues, though, with…

  • Design

    The Best Apple Varieties for the Northern Plains

    Growing apples has been a part of the Northern Plains culture for generations. Over the years, there has been substantial development in breeding apple varieties with hardiness perfect for the…

  • Design

    Learning to Graft Apples

    Today we’re visiting with Jocelyn Spicer in Washougal, Washington. I enjoy checking the GPOD every day or two for inspiration. I've been gardening on and off for decades, but this…

  • Design

    Patty’s Spring Favorites

    Welcome to spring favorites in Patty Clark’s garden. It has been a couple of years since I have posted photos of my rural garden in the Yakima Valley in Washington.…

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    Tips for Growing Apple Trees

    Apples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are a constant presence in the supermarket, but one taste of a just-picked, perfectly ripe apple in autumn will make you eschew grocery-store…

  • How-To

    Easy, Organic Apples Are in the Bag

    Fresh apples in autumn are a real treat, especially if they're organic. However, with so many pests and diseases that can negatively affect your apple trees, it can be hard…

  • How-To

    How to Prune an Old Apple Tree

    Pruning can bring an old tree back to health and let you reap the fruit of your labor.

  • Design

    How to Grow Espalier Apple Trees

    Produce more fruit in less space with this centuries-old technique. Ron Wade guides us step-by-step through the first three years in the life of an espaliered apple tree.