Previously, I posted that the correct pronunciation for espalier was (Es-pal-yer). No, no, no you boneheaded American. Today, I asked someone fluent in French (someone from France for Pete's sake) how to properly pronounce the word "espalier". She confirmed my original belief that the correct way is es-pal-YAY. That made my weekly Basque lunch all the better knowing I got one right. By the way, all the espalier trees are doing well but will not hold fruit this season. The little babies just aren't stronge enough yet to hold the fruit.
Tomorrow, it's back out to the garden to get back to work. It's hot and the ladybugs are feasting. Hope to have photos posted tomorrow.