While we were at the Cloisters in New York, there was a garden that was put together with the plants the way they were used 1000 years ago.
I was particularly charmed by the methods that they used for their pear trees. They trained them up against the windows so that they acted as shade as well as decoration. I took a close up photo of the way the low branches were trained before my camera died.
When we move to our dream house, I will do this, I think it is SO cool!