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This heart-shaped espalier of a pear tree inspired me to create one in memory of our beloved kitty, Humm Baby.

The extraordinary espaliered fruit tree cordons in autumn at Le potager du Roi, at the Palace of Versailles.

Espalier. Read the instructions here at http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/espalier.aspx

from Diy & Crafts Ideas Magazine

10 DIY Awesome and Interesting Ideas For Great Gardens 8

In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier shape.

espalier...Training/trimming trees to grow across flat surfaces.....garden walls, fences, garage...etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espalier

from Style Estate

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Apples on a trellis