May Weekend Decorator Story Is Live


My May Column is up on the One Kings Lane Style Guide and I could not be more excited! When I met with my Editor there we all agreed that we were all totally ready for summer, so we landed on a garden related story.  Now, I do like to garden but I'm no master so, set I out to share a project that delivered big style without requiring a super green thumb or a lot of maintenance.    

Enter, Espalier, pronounced “es-pah-lee-er”, an old school method of growing plants against a wall in a 2-dimentinonal pattern.  The practice was developed in France as a way to increase the yield of fruit trees in small spaces.  I figured a small space solution good enough for the castles of  medieval France probably had something to offer modern day space-challenged gardeners.

It’s the perfect way to create