I was also thrilled to discover a pear tree on our new property. It is a good sized tree, about ten feet high that was laden with large pears. I think it is a Bartlett pear tree but will get a positive identification from the nursery. Like the peach trees, the pear tree likely needs a bit of pruning. I will be following the pruning guidelines for fruit trees by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Before I start pruning though, I think it would be a good idea to have someone from the nursery walk me through the process.
While I will be working with some of the existing front and side beds, I've been accumulating ideas to try in our new gardens. I'll be doing a lot of garden planning over the winter as well. Next spring should be a very interesting and exciting time in the gardens.