Author Archives: Pegi Ballister-Howells

About Pegi Ballister-Howells

Pegi Ballister-Howells is retail manager of Village Nurseries, the oldest Nursery in New Jersey. She is the author of two gardening books and hosts a call-in radio program and her own 30-minute cable show, At Home With Pegi. Pegi, her family and assorted pets live on a 10-acre farm, Blooming Acres, where they do extensive ornamental and vegetable gardening. You can eMail her at pegi@comcast.net.

Help Homeowners Plant Fruit Trees

The idea of picking fruit from trees in your own back yard is appealing to many homeowners. To help the new orchardist have a successful experience, you can help the homeowner get off to a good start. Stocking only dwarf and semi-dwarf trees helps. Commercial fruit production encourages the use of a central leader for