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  1. said:

    Tara, I am so very jealous! You will so enjoy having that orchard as it continues to grow and thrive. We have a small garden, but I’ve always thought it’d be lovely to have fruit trees as well.

    April 24, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you so much Lynn! We are pretty excited with the thoughts of bushels full of fruit in our future 🙂

      April 26, 2017
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  2. said:

    What a great idea! I love the blooms they are so beautiful!

    April 25, 2017
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    • said:

      Thank you so much Carolann! We are pretty excited about our home orchard 🙂

      April 26, 2017
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  3. How exciting!!! I would love to this one day when we move out to the country! Takes me back to growing up on my granny’s apple orchid! So special!

    April 27, 2017
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    • said:

      Thanks Sam! We are so excited for our new fruit trees! How fun to grow up on your Granny’s apple orchard!!

      April 28, 2017
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  4. John said:

    Hi Tara, hope you take a comment from a guy. How was your Fearns Pippin that you ordered. I just placed an order with TOA, last year and this year. Last year I only wanted 1 tree and ended up ordering 6 plus 2 Goji Berries. This year I wanted 2 or 3 more ended up with 10. I guess this gets kind of addictive. Your garden looks great, wish I had that much room.

    February 12, 2018
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    • said:

      Ha, thanks so much for commenting John! You sound like me, I definitely have a hard time saying no to buying trees and plants. My Fearns Pippin is growing well and looks very healthy. Since I only planted it last year I haven’t gotten any apples from it yet but I am hoping to get one or two this year. Unfortunately, the deer found our fruit trees early spring and I lost most of the apple blossoms in our orchard. I took precautions this year and hung CD’s from all my fruit trees to help keep the deer away. The CD’s worked amazingly well in our vegetable garden and for our blackberry bushes last summer so I am really hoping the deer stay away this year! Sounds like your garden is going to be amazing with all those trees! I would love to hear what your favorite purchase is so far… I am always looking for suggestions for our garden :).

      February 13, 2018
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  5. Holly said:

    I got hooked on fruit trees a couple of years ago. I’m so jealous of the apples you are able to grow. I am in zone 8b and am limited to super low chill hour requirements. I am gardening on a half acre suburban lot and have loved the pruning techniques in the book Grow a Little Fruit Tree by Ann Ralph. It will allow you to add lots more varieties to your home orchard.

    July 15, 2018
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our home orchard Holly! How wonderful to have such a long growing season where you are! Will check out the fruit tree book you recommended I am always looking for more varieties of trees to grow 🙂

      July 20, 2018
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  6. Juan said:

    Well I started building a home orchard in my .5 acre sub-urban lot in 2014. I can tell you it was a learning experience. The worst thing I encountered was unscrupulous online nurseries like fastgrowingtrees.com. Like you I eventually found TressofAntiquity.com and that is now where I order almost all of my fruit trees from. Those guys ship out a quality product. Yes they charge a little more but it is worth it.

    August 14, 2018
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our home orchard Juan!

      August 27, 2018
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