How to Prune an Apple Tree

A Guide for Real People with Imperfect Trees
Author: Chloe Ward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993059308
Page: 32
View: 2405
The subject of fruit pruning can cause much confusion, and the technical terminology and perfect looking trees in the pruning manuals can sometimes be demoralising. This guide avoids jargon, but explains pruning by illustrating how an apple tree grows and how it responds to being pruned. It covers all aspects of apple tree pruning, from forming the shape of a newly planted tree, to restoring an old tree, the reasons for winter and summer pruning, and what tools to use. The author's experience with fruit growing is in the UK, but the principles should apply to apple (and pear) trees growing in anywhere in a temperate climate.

    • Gardening

How to Prune Fruit Trees

Author: R. Sanford Martin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614278764
Category: Gardening
Page: 88
View: 4609
2015 Reprint of 1944 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Long considered a classic, this work simplifies and clarifies the technique of pruning. Amply illustrated with detailed drawings, it provides all you need to know about the art of pruning. Most trees are covered; including Almond, Apple, Alligator Pear, Avocado, Berries, Cherry, Feijoa, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guavas, Lemon, Lime, Loquat, Nectarine, Olive, Orange, Peaches, Pear, Persimmon, Pecan, Pineapple, Plum, Pomegranate, Prune, Quince, Walnut and others.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466897872
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3707
The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

    • Gardening

Apples and How to Grow Them

A Comprehensive Guide to 400 Apple Varieties with Practical Tips for Growing, Harvesting and Storing
Author: Andrew Mikolajski
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 9781780193151
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 1707
A visual directory of over 400 international apple varieties, whole and cut with a step-by-step guide to cultivation

    • Fiction

Wild Apples

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557091307
Category: Fiction
Page: 48
View: 3816
An essay on the wild apple gives the history of the fruit and discusses its growth, beauty, names and flavor through the seasons

    • Gardening

The Apple Grower

A Guide for the Organic Orchardist
Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1931498911
Category: Gardening
Page: 343
View: 8726
For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.

The Apple Orchard

The Story of Our Most English Fruit
Author: Pete Brown
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 9780141982281
Page: 352
View: 4917
'An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful' - TLS 'A delightful book' - Sunday Times Shortlisted for the Andr� Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016 A Radio 4 Book of the Week 'Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving' - Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 'His ability to laugh at himself, openness to wonder and willingness to go wherever the search takes him make Brown an engaging writer and The Apple Orchard an entertaining journey' - Mail on Sunday Taking us through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. 'An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.'

The Backyard Orchardist

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Author: Stella Otto
Publisher: Ottographics
ISBN: 9780963452047
Page: 320
View: 7636
For novice and experienced fruit gardeners alike, The Backyard Orchardist: A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden has been the go-to book for home orchardists for over 2 decades. This expanded and updated edition--organized into 6 easy-to-follow sections--offers even more hands-on horticulture. Award-winning author Stella Otto starts by systematically guiding readers through the all-important first steps of planning and planting the home orchard. Learn to: • evaluate and build healthy soil • choose the best planting site • select fruit trees that are easy to grow and appropriate for your climate Become familiar with the growing requirements of popular temperate zone tree fruit: the pome fruit—apples, pears, Asian pears, quince, and the novelty medlar --and stone fruit—cherries, apricots, plums, their new hybrid pluots and apriums, peaches and nectarines. In-depth chapters on each fruit offer recommendations on: • disease-resistant varieties to save you time and reduce unnecessary spraying • size controlling rootstocks choices for smaller spaces • compatible varieties to achieve proper cross-pollination that leads to a bountiful harvest For urban gardeners in apartments, condos, and small lots, Otto walks you through the essentials of container growing and even how to winterize figs and other potted fruit trees. Horticultural fundamentals are simplified into practical techniques for ongoing care and maintenance of a thriving orchard. Gain understanding of soil biology and how nutrient availability impacts the tree. Master how to prune with precision, including the when, how, and why of pruning and its importance to tree health and disease prevention. Water with confidence: learn when why, and how much. The pests and disease sections are extensively illustrated to help with identification. Control solutions, both biological and synthetic have expanded greatly since the original edition, offering the gardener numerous choices based on their individual situation. Harvest hints, use, and storage recommendations help you enjoy your fruit at its peak flavor or preserve it for the off-season. A seasonal to-do calendar, resource list, additional reading suggestions, glossary, illustrations, charts, and an index put all you need to know at your fingertips.

    • Gardening

The Apple Book

Author: Rosie Sanders
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711231412
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
View: 4398
England has perhaps the most perfect orchards in the world, and this book is a celebration of the supreme loveliness of the English apple. In 142 sensuously detailed watercolors, Rosie Sanders depicts the unrivaled range of form, color, and texture that characterize such varieties as the Beauty of Bath, the Peasgood Nonsuch, Cox's Orange Pippin, and the Egremont Russet. The apples are shown together with their blossom, twig, and leaf, and a detailed description records their shape, color, aroma, and season, as well as something of the history of each variety. Marginal line drawings of each apple in cross-section and its pip formation complete a comprehensive guide to identification and a source of inspiration for apple growers. Its usefulness is enhanced by a practical essay on apple growing by Harry Baker, fruit officer for many years at the Royal Horticultural Society and one of Britain's foremost authorities on apple growing.

    • Gardening

The Holistic Orchard

Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584072
Category: Gardening
Page: 432
View: 2353
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit. The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects. Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges. All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!

    • Gardening

The Fruit Gardener's Bible

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden
Author: Lewis Hill,Leonard Perry
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427848
Category: Gardening
Page: 320
View: 4968
Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, peaches, and more, this essential reference guide will inspire year after year of abundantly fruitful gardening.

    • Cooking

The Apple Source Book

Particular Uses for Diverse Apples
Author: Sue Clifford,Angela King,Philippa Davenport
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
View: 4321
The Apple Source Book is a celebration of the 2,000 or more varieties of apple grown in the UK, with their distinctive flavors, uses, places of origin stories, and associated customs. It is a wealth of information including recipes, a county gazetteer of apple varieties, specialist nurseries, suppliers of fruit, and orchard groups, as well as Apple Day ideas such as wassailing, juice pressing, and cider making. In this lovingly compiled treasure trove of a book, you can enjoy the richness and variety of Britain's most fascinating and little-known traditions. Taking the apple as a symbol of the physical, cultural, and genetic diversity that we should not let slip away, The Apple Source Book shows just how important variety and richness are to our local communities, and demonstrates that you can make a difference.

    • Gardening

The Book of Roses

Author: Francis Parkman
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429091169
Category: Gardening
Page: 236
View: 6145
Renowned American historian and leading horticulturalist Parkman wrote what was for many years a standard manual on the subject of roses in 1866.

    • Gardening

The Manual of Plant Grafting

Practical Techniques for Ornamentals, Vegetables, and Fruit
Author: Peter T. MacDonald
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694637
Category: Gardening
Page: 232
View: 4499
This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.

    • Religion

Mending Broken Branches

When God Reclaims Your Dysfunctional Family Tree
Author: Elizabeth Oates
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825444268
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 2859
How to invite God to step in and break the cycle of dysfunction Elizabeth Oates is no stranger to a dysfunctional family. She may look like the quintessential soccer mom now, but her childhood was full of uncertainty, abandonment, and many very dark days. Without a positive role model, an emotionally stable family member, or a consistent community, she had to forge her way ahead just to survive day to day. It wasn't until she was preparing for a family of her own that she began to learn the lessons that would lead to a more hopeful future for herself, her husband, and her children. Now she shares those lessons with other women struggling to create healthy families despite their own unhealthy family foundations. Through introspective and probing questions, Mending Broken Branches guides the reader to accept her past, understand her present, and find a vision for her future. The interactive design includes space to work through the journaling prompts provided, as well as extra-wide margins for notes of reflection while reading. With the gentle voice of a trusted mentor, Elizabeth encourages and equips women to cultivate strong, flourishing, God-honoring lives, and to break the cycle of dysfunction.

    • Gardening

Pruning Fruiting Plants

Author: Richard Bird
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844762859
Category: Gardening
Page: 96
View: 930
Lavishly illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, as well as over 90 specially commissioned artworks, this title presents a practical guide to pruning fruit trees and soft fruit.

    • Gardens

Garden-craft Old and New

Author: John Dando Sedding
Publisher: N.A
Category: Gardens
Page: 215
View: 300