Espalier- is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame, frequently in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence or trellis. Espaliers, trained into flat two-dimensional forms, are ideal not only for decorative purposes, but also for gardens in which space is limited. In a temperate climate, they may be planted next to a wall that can reflect more sunlight and retain heat.
Stop by the OHG Education Farm on Saturday January 14th at 1pm to learn from expert Master Gardener’s the best way to espalier your fruit trees, bushes, and other woody plants. Demonstration will start promptly at 1pm at the OHG Education Farm, located at 356 N. Lemon Street- Old Towne Orange. Workshop is free and all are welcome! Come out and spend your afternoon with us!