• Design

    Best Southern California Trees for Espalier

    Although the word is French, the practice of espalier dates back to ancient Roman or Egyptian times. It originated with the need to grow more fruit trees in more confined…

  • Design

    Garden Perfection, 40+ Years in the Making: Part 1

    Welcome to Elaine Hutson’s lovely garden! It is an incredible garden, and as you’ll see, the photographs of it are pretty magical as well. These are pictures taken of my…

  • How-To

    Everything You Need to Know About Espalier

    Trained trees lend structural elegance to garden

  • How-To

    How to Get Started With Espalier

      Espalier is a technique that can add serious wow-factor to your garden. It means to grow your tree two-dimensionally. This saves space, and makes it easier to attend to…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    An Easy Approach to Espalier

    My clients often tell me that they would like to grow fruit trees but don’t because they lack the space. Others complain about a fence that needs to be broken…

  • 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.