Coming Soon To a Nest Near
You: Eggs of American Birds
Hummers Are Back! Get
your feeders and flowers out!
E S P A L I E R spells flowering fruit trees in
a cramped space.
Over 250 different species of Spring and Summer
birds need insects, fruit, and berries to live,
as well as seeds. You can grow for yourself and
share a little, even in small yards. (Old timers
set a portion aside and protected the rest - from
Here's how to grow fruit trees, with real fruit,
in a limited area, as told by the internationally
renowned Missouri Botanical Garden ( Bulletin,
May/June, 2000, pages 8-9 ),St. Louis, Missouri:
EVEN IF YOUR GARDEN IS SMALL, you don't have to
give up the joys of growing flowering fruit trees
and the delights of freshly picked apples and pears.
Ever since the ancient Romans began training trees
to grow along a flat surface, gardeners have been
developing espalier into an art form.