Prune, Prune, Prune: Tree Butchering and Backyard Orchard Culture

The central feature of backyard orchard culture is that you manage the size of your fruit trees through zealousĀ pruning. After ourĀ fruit trees have spent the last year becoming acquainted with our garden, I’ve been so pleased with their verdant happiness this spring (with the exception of the dead fig trees). Still, I knew I’d have…

The Prettiest Ugly Low-Pressure Watering System

My husband and I are planning a vast gardening empire, including water-hungry blueberry and fruit trees. Though our water bill hasn’t been too extravagant, we still want to take advantage of a natural resource: rain water. My husband took initiative and created a low-pressure watering system for our fruit trees. He did all the labor;…