Mini Orchard

A difficult spot to furnish with greenery, this narrow planting strip along the driveway contains alternating trios of juniper, lavender and colonade apple trees. Strawberries have been started in the rock mulch and thornless blackberries live below the grade, growing out of planting holes in the sloped concrete retainer wall. The berry plants are tied into teepees made of pruned limbs and twine, clasped together with clay pots on top.  Everything enjoys the high drainage, but some of it would appreciate more light.

Last year's experimental artichoke appears to have taken well to the site and a little Calamondin Orange tree has survived the last three years.
Perhaps the pecan tree, crab apple, fig and pear trees are near enough to justify labeling the driveway as our miniature 'orchard'.

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