The Art Of Espalier

If you’ve ever seen a beautifully-shaped tree growing flat against a wall, you’re looking at the horticultural art of espalier. Here in Virginia, George Washington grew espaliered fruit trees such as apples and pears at his Mount Vernon estate, both…

Lavender The Wonder Plant

Whether you’re planting a kitchen garden, a container of herbs or merely looking for a hardy perennial to add interest to your landscape, lavender comes strongly recommended. Cultivated from Roman times, lavender has long been prized for both culinary and…