Fruit Trees in Small Spaces: Abundant Harvests from Your Own Backyard

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Timber Press, Feb 9, 2012 - Gardening - 256 pages
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Luscious peaches, crisp apples, and sweet plums right off the tree are hard to beat.

For gardeners yearning for the pleasures of home-grown fruit plucked straight from the tree, this deliciously encouraging guide cuts the subject down to size. Colby Eierman, garden designer and fruit expert, shows how trees can easily be tucked into the tiniest spots and still yield a bumper crop of gorgeous fruit.

Fruit Trees in Small Spaces covers everything a gardener needs to know about choosing and nurturing the most delicious small-space varieties, including selection, pruning, training, irrigation, and disease prevention. With inspiring ideas for spaces of all shapes and sizes and creative recipes for your incredible harvest, you'll want to plant a mini-orchard in every intimate corner.

For the gardener with space limitations, bountiful fruit trees are now within arm's reach.

 

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An excellent easy to read guide for the container /small yard gardener. It is filled with easy to do tips on getting the most out of your space and how to care for your leaved 'pets'. It has exotic and well and common trees. This is the best guide book I've seen on this subject

Contents

Foreword
7
Acknowledgments
9
Preface
13
Introduction
17
Home Orchard Primer Designing the Orchard Life
20
Fruit Tree Guide The Family Album
52
Practicalities Long Live Your Orchard
172
Fruit in the Kitchen
212
Resources
244
Conversion Tables
246
Further Reading
248
Photo and Illustration Credits
250
Index
251
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Colby Eierman designs and manages diverse garden and farm projects, providing his clients with craft-grown produce of the highest quality. Colby has years of experience working for restaurants, wineries and individuals to create landscapes that are both beautiful and productive. He is co-founder of the School Garden Project in Lane County, Oregon and has built many educational gardens for youth and adult audiences. Colby also raises chickens, cows, sheep and other livestock as part of integrated farm operations.

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