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Orchard garden

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Orchard garden. Get inspired and try out new things.

When the owners purchased this home west of Austin, it came with a tennis court. Since they don't play tennis, they decided to remove it and replace it wit

There's an old saying that society grows great when people plant trees they’ll never enjoy the shade of. That’s a fine sentiment, but why not enjoy the fruits of our labor along the way? Growing apple trees offers long-term benefits, and in just a few years we can enjoy the fruit of our trees. Read on to learn how.

Apple trees offer structure, shade, flowers, delicious fruit - and they aren’t hard to work with. Read more and learn what it takes to grow them at home.

The orchard is separately fenced and doubles as a chicken yard

WHEW! I HAVE A LOT OF CATCHING UP TO DO. Since the Whidbey Island Garden Tour on the 25th of June, I have worked in the garden, pickled and canned cauliflower, taken a trip to the Long Beach penins…

A canopy of four "Bradford" pear trees trained into an arch and woven together cast shade over the teak table below, providing benefit throughout the seasons.

Smart plantings and endless pathways create an oasis designed for year-round enjoyment in Austin, Texas In the midst of notoriously arid Austin grows an evergreen escape perfect for wandering. A Texas persimmon towers over the garden, casting shimmering shadows on shade-loving plants below. The heady fragrance of sweet olives drifts down pathways, as does the scent of a 30-foot-tall sweet almond verbena, which has tiny, milky white blooms in spring, each one a perfumer's dream. The garden…

Planning A Small Orchard

Year Zero - Before You Plant Planning and installing an orchard can be a daunting project, with the sweet rewards years and even decades out. But like the Heirloom Orchardist says: You're Never Too Old To Plant An Orchard! Especially with cultivars grafted to grow on dwarfing root stocks, one could be eating their own, sweet peaches, apples, and plumbs within 3 to 5 years. Considerations I am still a while away from planting my next small orchard; however, the following are some of the…

If you want to convert an old orchard to a self-sustaining food forest, start with the SOIL. Billions of creatures can live in a single teaspoon, all connected by miles of fungal mycelium. It's an entire universe beneath our feet. Prepare to be amazed.

If you want to convert an orchard to a food forest, start with the soil. Feed the soil, and the microorganisms in it will work to feed everything else.

Living Fences for Every Backyard

Living fences give us the privacy we need while providing the habitat and structure that supports nature around us. Here is how to make one.