Spring weather dictates what winter imaginings are actually done. This weekend was balmy. Sixty degree temps rid us of the last February snow. It was a good time for trimming the 4 year old peach trees. The days of training into an espalier are gone. If I had found Ian Sturrock’s video on espalier earlier,… Continue reading Peaches get a buzz cut for spring – espalier no more?
3 peach blossoms on the tree I grew from seed.
This year saw unintended permaculture experiments, and one in the making. I never installed the replacement soaker hoses in the flower bed. Instead of trying to salvage what couldn’t tolerate the semi-arid conditions it became another experiment in conservation. Next spring I will take inventory of what comes back. I do not intend to water… Continue reading Experiments in permaculture with microclimates in a suburban yard
Originally posted on 5/15/2016. I will be planting two of my peach seedlings along a back fence. This has been a long forgotten part of the yard. But one that would lend well to small fruit trees. My seedlings are ready for their permanent home and while that part of the yard is not in… Continue reading The Peach Tree Espalier