craving fruit trees

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!  We did a little egg hunting before heading to church.  Afterwards we TOTALLY nailed the perfect Easter morning family photo...
 
 
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Anywho, so over the past couple of days I have been obsessing over fruit trees.  It started when we ran into a guy selling different fruit trees at a farmer's market over the weekend.  Lemon (I'm thinking perfect to have on hand for my beer), lime (again perfect for my beer), blueberry, orange, etc.  I WANT.
 
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Not only do I want them to grow up and be nice and tasty, but I want them to help with privacy between our back fence and the side of the neighbor's house.  We have a privacy fence between us, but the entire side of their house is covered in windows and the fence only covers part of them.  I can't get these images of pleached trees out of my head.  They just might be the perfect solution along a fence.
 
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I want to know - do you guys have fruit trees in your yards?  What do you have?  And, has anyone tried to grow pleached trees before?  It seems like it could be a booger and I want to get your guys' thoughts before I get too excited about it.  Which is probably already too late.
 


4 comments :

  1. When we bought our house we had heaps of fruit trees, and have tried to maintain them. Lemon, orange, lemonade, mango, mandarin and a passionfruit vine. We also planted an apple tree recently.
    We are constantly spraying the trees as there are so many different bugs/diseases they get, but worth it when the fruit tastes better than store bought :)

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  2. I'll make a little gardener out of ya yet. :) It's too cold here for citrus trees, unless I wanna drag 'em in in the winter. And I don't have room for fruit trees. :( boo hiss

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  3. We have a lime tree & pomegranate bushes, and they're great, but too small for privacy. They definitely attract more bugs, snakes, rodents, etc.... :-/
    I've always wanted an orange tree, but I'm impatient and want a full grown one.
    Our yard is maintained every week so I don't know how hard they are to actually care for, I just know I see more bugs when fruit starts popping up.
    Good luck!! XO

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  4. Yes! I was just talking to my mom about an apple tree. Wouldn't that be great? A yard full of fruit trees.

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