The Rose Garden!

The Magnificent Rose Garden!

This is one small part of the unbelievably gorgeous, award winning rose garden at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. http://www.cbgarden.org/  It is currently in full bloom and well worth the price of admission into the Botanical Gardens!  If you are really lucky to be there when the gardeners are working, you can ask them any questions, which they will answer for you happily! If you are even luckier to be there when they are clipping, you might get a lovely stem of  "The Wife of Bath" (or one of the dozens of other roses)  to take home to enjoy!


Espaliered Pear Trees!

Espaliered Pear Trees!

This is my favorite part of the Hershey Childrens Garden http://www.cbgarden.org/ , called "The Berry Patch!" It is a rectangle the size of a small living room, and in it we grow enough berries and hanging fruits to easily feed a family of four! What you are seeing is one of the espaliered pear trees. The technique of espaleiring is an old French gardening technique develpoed to make the most productive use of a little bit of space. By training the trees to branch out against a wire, wall or fence, and then pruning them properly to maintain the shape, you create a very productive fruit tree, with fewer , yet larger and better fruits!  High maintainance to be sure,  yet so gratifying! For a wonderful article about espaliering http://www.scenicnursery.com/archives/002422.html


Espaliered Pear Trees!

Espaliered Pear Trees!

This is my favorite part of the Hershey Childrens Garden http://www.cbgarden.org/ , called "The Berry Patch!" It is a rectangle the size of a small living room, and in it we grow enough berries and hanging fruits to easily feed a family of four! What you are seeing is one of the espaliered pear trees. The technique of espaleiring is an old French gardening technique develpoed to make the most productive use of a little bit of space. By training the trees to branch out against a wire, wall or fence, and then pruning them properly to maintain the shape, you create a very productive fruit tree, with fewer , yet larger and better fruits!  High maintainance to be sure,  yet so gratifying! For a wonderful article about espaliering http://www.scenicnursery.com/archives/002422.html