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Grow Espaliered Trees for a Slim Fit

Learn the art of espalier—growing trees or shrubs in two dimensions. It's a time-honored fix for the space-challenged garden. | Photo: Lynn Keddie/GAP Photos | thisoldhouse.com

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How to Build a Garden Bench

This DIY garden bench is made from an item that's in every home. See what it is and find out how to make this colorful bench: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/porch/outdoor-rooms/how-to-build-a-garden-bench/?socsrc=bhgpin041213DIYbench

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How to Build a Living Fence

Building An Espalier = Living Fence - Using standard pruning techniques, you can train dwarf fruit trees to form a living wall that will enhance your yard's privacy and provide beauty and fresh produce.

Characteristic of a city garden is usually small size. But even with a few square meters, you can already sit in the green. Keep it sober and choose a style. A mishmash of styles resembling a small area quickly messy. Choose species that have year round something to offer. So your little garden all year an eye catcher.

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How to plant a lush living wall

How to Plant a Live Wall

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DIY Patio

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.

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Juliana's Family-Friendly Backyard — My Great Outdoors

Our small backyard is a tranquil, shady oasis even on the hottest summer days in Los Angeles. But it wasn't always this way. When we bought our house 8 years ago, the entire backyard was paved with concrete and ringed by a cinderblock wall. The yard was a work in progress for several years…