Backyards Turning Into Orchards


The New York Times reports on a trend across America: tearing up lawns in front and rear yards and planting fruit trees. Steven Kurutz writes about Gerry Grusnfeld's Brooklyn backyard:

Three varieties of blackberries grow behind his children's swing set, a fig tree occupies a far corner, and a litchi and two tangerine trees, part of a recent foray into citrus, wait for spring in a basement grow-room. In the summertime, when everything is in bloom and fruiting, the yard calls to mind a scruffy Garden of Eden. "My wife thinks I've gone crazy," Mr. Grunsfeld said, "but there's something magical about seeing fruit develop."

More in Brooklyn and Los Angeles in the ::New York Times

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