Interior Designer Bruce Grecca created a beautiful home for himself in Montecito, California. A forty year interior design veteran from Chicago, Grecca moved to Southern California to open an antique and garden shop with partner William Laman.
On a backyard patio, a planter box with a trellis is an accessible setup for training an espaliered tree. Simply tie the plant's branches directly to the wood slats as they grow and spread, using jute twine or some other soft, flexible type of plant tie.
Nothing is more quintessentially French gardening than the art of espaliering fruit trees. Combining form and function, aesthetics with micromanagement--in short, fiddling with fruit trees to make them as productive and beautiful as possible.