The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Places

I came across this article about growing fruit trees in small areas and it fascinated me. When I was a child, I remember watching my grandfather do “surgery” on one of his trees. He explained to me that he was making the tree better. I came to learn that he was splicing a branch of a pear tree onto an apple tree. In fact, that one tree I think produced 4 different varieties of apple and a pear. He loved that tree.

This article talks about growing fruit trees in small places. I think you will enjoy it.

Here’s a link to the associated book on Amazon.

Clover Instead of Grass

I found this to be a very interesting article about micro-clover. Here’s an excerpt…

“Micro-clover was developed for use in mixed lawns, to be added to grass seed blends, because it is more tolerant than the Dutch white clover to the very low mowing height so many homeowners insist on using on their lawns. In fact, even if you mow your lawn to 2 inches (5 cm), a height considered “scalping” in lawn care circles and which would rapidly kill taller clovers, micro-clover will actually thrive. In fact, to a certain degree, the lower you mow it, the denser it will appear.

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