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Fruit Trees in Small Spaces: Abundant Harvests from Your Own Backyardby Colby Eierman
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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.
Book News Annotation:
This colorful guide to small scale fruit farming provides practical information for gardeners on the ins and outs of home orchard management. Beginning with a section on design specifications, the work offers guidance on the selection of specific trees and varieties best suited for home environments, as well as information on tree planting and care. A selection of recipes for the harvest contributed by Napa-based private chef Mike Emanuel is included. Full color photographs are displayed throughout, along with sidebars on technical topics such as irrigation, and a useful listing of fruit growing resources. Eierman is a garden consultant and designer working with winery gardens in Northern California. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
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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