that is pretty crazy looking
I was reading through some of my mom's old gardening and pruning books, there is a page on Espalier.
Was wondering if anyone else has heard of this or has one going?
Here is a quick description from a website, I will try and find the books I speak of and post some better info.
Feel free to post pictures or info.
Espalier: "Planting and training a tree to grow artfully against a wall is called espalier, a French word that originally referred to a trellis, but that now also refers to the art of training the tree into a flat, spreading growth pattern. Always a show-stopper, an espaliered tree may be small or large enough to cover a garden wall. Cat Reynolds, www.ehow.com"
Read more: The Art of Planting a Tree to Grow Up a Wall | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5838582_art-...#ixzz21BHYtGcd
Last edited by The Outdoorsman; 07-20-2012 at 10:45 AM. Reason: Nobody likes a run-on sentence.
That's sick!If you can dig up any more info it would be very much appreciated.
That's an amazingly cool cat picture, dannyboy!
Hi...I'm brand new to the site, I've been growing outdoors for several years. This topic caught my eye because just this morning I began setting up trellises for a couple of my girls. The espalier is what I'm envisioning. Will post pictures if I have success!
"Stranger?"! Now, there's a welcome.
-workin' on my signature, seriouswhimsy
Some/most/all? of those appear to be apple trees, I have some nice grafted cultivars trained flat (honeycrisp,jonagold,elstar,gala,golden delicious,and so on). You can even buy them that way, although wheres the fun in that.
Last edited by wristychronicles; 07-26-2012 at 11:44 AM.
no nonsense makes no sense at all...
I have my peach trees lst'd but I suppose that's a little different. I would love more info on this particular topic.