Lots of people obsess about "proper" pruning and trellising methods (ok, me too), but here's something else you can do to improve your crop.
This year we've had a long cool spring with plenty of rain. I think I've watered the plot only 3 times since things thawed out.
After the spring bulbs and irises, my little front garden goes through a very pink and lavender phase. The stars of this show are the
Irises are easy to pick up at plant swaps and local sales, but they often don't bloom until the next season. I think it makes
Fruit trees and bushes are a long-term investment. I probably won't get fruit from an apple or pear tree until three or more years after