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Living Works of Art

You don’t have to be a master gardener to appreciate—and enjoy—the ancient craft of espalier. It’s a centuries-old horticultural technique with roots as far back as ancient Egypt. There, through faded tomb paintings of fig trees planted and flattened against sun-drenched stone walls, evidence suggests that espalier (ess-PAL’-yay) had a place in the garden. Later […] ... More