“I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.” Phyllis Theroux
I have always wanted my own espalier… and I finally have one due to my dear friends Allen & Beth. I recently did an Instagram live showing it to all of you! As you all know, I’m pretty true to sticking to heirlooms with a few exceptions, so I was thrilled when this tree arrived with 6 heirloom grafted apples on it! Yes… it has 6 varieties of apples on it due to the wonderful art of grafting. I personally have never done this, but I know many people who have with great success.
So in todays episode, I’m going to show you how you can create a beautiful living wall in your outdoor space with an espalier! If you’ve been looking to add a touch of elegance and beauty to your outdoor space, then this is the information you need!
Have you ever heard of the art of espalier? If not, you’re in for a treat! Espalier is a method of training plants to grow flat against a wall or fence, creating a living wall that is not only visually stunning but also functional. With a little bit of patience and know-how, you too can create your own living wall masterpiece. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about espalier, from selecting the right plants to pruning and training techniques. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a complete beginner, this guide will give you the tools and inspiration you need to transform your outdoor space into a work of art. So, grab your gardening gloves and let’s get started on this exciting journey into the world of espalier!
Check out my YouTube video below to learn more on how you can create a beautiful living wall utilizing the espalier method!
I certainly hope you are encouraged to garden. Even if you start with only two or three of these things, that’s a great start!
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