July 9, 2014
Walking an older neighborhood in Santa Barbara last weekend, I found an edible front yard garden with espaliered apple trees forming a living fence atop the garden wall.
The garden designer probably hoped for a little more homeowner attention to training the trees but they appeared healthy and productive. Alpine strawberries grew under the trees.
Now, as promised, some online resources for how to espalier fruit trees.
- Espalier Fruit Trees for Potager Gardens at Homestead Revival
- How to Espalier Apple Trees at Mother Earth News
- The Fine Art of Espalier Part II (with link to Part III) at Everything French Gardening
View more images of espaliered trees on Pinterest.