You might remember last year's sad event of us trying to cure what appeared-to-be--olives-but-then-turned-out-to-be-nectarines:( The tree gave us hundreds of nectarines last year, but over time it started to get too tall and branches were hanging downwards. During the winter time, without the leaves or nectarines, it looked sad.
On January 18th, our kind neighbor Ed came to fix it by pruning the tree! It was the first experience for us to learn how to prune the tree, too. In fact, pruning is artwork. It is almost like sculpturing. Take a look at the before and after pictures below.
Now it is April. The nectarine tree is getting bushier than ever and started to form many little nectarines all around the tree. We should have lots of nectarines this year, too!