Category Archives: Fruit Trees

Oblique Cordon

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, that might apply to our espalier efforts, because we have not yet had any fruit to speak of from our espaliers planted in 2010. Yet here we … Continue reading

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Frankentree

I recently came across Steven Edholm’s great homesteading blog. He writes excellent information-packed posts about many of the subjects I also dabble in: gardening, seed-saving, pruning, grafting. In particular, I was amazed at his efforts – you might also say … Continue reading

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Edible Perennials

Every year we’ve added a few more edible perennials to our garden. Over time, that has added up to quite a collection, even though we live on just 1/10th acre city lot. We covered the basics pretty early on and … Continue reading

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Release the Bees

Spring and warmer temperatures have finally come around again – time to release the mason bees to perform their pollination magic. In preparation for that, we organized a mason bee house building party for some neighbors that were interested in … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Grafting–Year 3

I’ve learnt a little more about grafting since last year. While I was successful in the sense that the grafts survived, my efforts were far from perfect. Consider this bark graft on an apple tree. It is alive, but put … Continue reading

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