Thursday, August 2, 2012

~Apple Espalier~

In our garden Stan has made an 
apple espalier for us.
An espalier is a fruit tree or ornamental shrub whose branches are trained
to grow flat against a wall,
supported on a lattice
or framework of stakes.
It's origin is the 17th century from the French.
I love the way the apples grow on it.

23 comments:

  1. This is seriously cool, too. Sorry I am just now making it over to your blog. I am your newest follower!

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  2. That is just beautiful! I have never hared of such a thing! Love it!!!
    XO Kriw

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  3. I wish we lived in a climate where this was possible.
    It's wonderful!

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  4. I've never seen this form of growing apples before. Very interesting indeed! Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

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  5. Just gorgeous, Jody and Stan! I learned how to graft fruit trees a few years ago, and put in an espaliered Belgian Fence of apple and pear trees in our backyard. I love it because you don't need any ladders to pick the fruit--the trees are only around 6 feet tall. It looks like you've got a sturdy wire structure for the tree to grow on, which is just perfect. I love it--so glad to know there's someone else who enjoys espalier, too!

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  6. What a clever idea - I have never seen this done before! I just signed up as your latest follower

    Melissah

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  7. Jody... what a beautiful garden Stan has made for you!!
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

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  8. How fun! And your apples look flawless!

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  9. Love, love, love the espalier! It would be great to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  10. Awesome apple garden!!! The images bring so much joy!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers ... visiting from Show & Tell Friday!

    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/letting-god-be-god.html

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  11. Oh...Your luscious apples are so beautiful! You have so artfully trained them!
    How I love their soft colors...and, juicy taste!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  12. First time to see apple tree crawling. Wish we live in a place
    that good to plant an apple tree. Picking it is the best moment.

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  13. Wow! I have never seen anything like that! How cool! I'm sure your garden is fabulous! I have never been to your blog before but I love it. I'm following now and hope you will come by and say hi. :)

    ~Liz

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  14. Fantastic! I have never heard of this style. It is pretty and pretty amazing. Looks like you have a delicious harvest. Found you at Home and Garden Thursday.

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  15. Just Lovley :)
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  16. That is beautiful...I would love to have that along my side back garden...so pretty.

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  17. I love them Jody. I have always wanted one or two of them myself. I love coming to both of blogs and just being inspired over and over.
    sending hugs...

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  18. Oh my goodness this is spectacular! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I like your new header!

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  19. What a beautiful garden, so much to see. I have always liked espaliers even though I do not have one.. yet. Your apples look very healthy too! take care, Maryann

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  20. That looks wonderful! That would be so awesome to have in our yard. Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a terrific day!

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  21. This is fabulous looking ! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I have become a friend and follower!

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  22. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. I'd love to make apple sauce out of those apples

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