Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this informative video on espaliered trees! Then try to guess who is getting new trees this Spring?
If you're unfamiliar with espalier, it's a way of training tiny, branchless saplings (called whips) into beautiful two-dimensional shapes. It's generally done with apple or pear trees, but other types of trees such as willow can be used, too. It can take up to four years to accomplish the desired shape, but the result is so stunning, it's worth the wait. Here are some different types of espalier:
This man is a font of knowledge on the topic of espaliered trees...
I could listen to Peter Thevenot's voice all day! (Especially when he pronounces French words!) When I called the orchards, located in Tennessee, I had to listen really hard to understand what they were saying!
Eight thousand projects and only two hands! If I were a patient woman I could espalier my own trees. It doesn't look too difficult! I'm not getting any younger, though! I could die before I see the results!
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Going to paint my secretary now!