Norland apples harvested and canned
Tonight we finished canning 19 quarts of Norlands. The apples are the size of a very small Red Delicious, or smaller, just big enough to quarter and core. The other two apple trees, Rescue and Dolgo, have fruit too small to bother with coring, so I'll just make applesauce from them.
The Evans (Bali) cherries continue to ripen, so I pick a few each day. They are tart enough that some people won't eat them plain, but I like them as they are.
It looks like freezing will hold off for awhile. I have some zuchinnis forming, finally! Hurry, hurry, hurry. The sugar snap peas are about done, possibly from drought. I haven't been good about watering. I'm lazy, plus I don't want to encourage the slugs.
The Olympiad rose has sent up two more blooms. Three blooms this year! Last year (it's first) only one. No frangrance but such perfection in a deep red many-petaled bloom.
The President clematis is blooming as well. The blue bloom is as big as my hand. I really hope it overwinters. I bought it in Seattle this spring as a tiny start.
Posted by gail_heineman
at 7:42 PM YDT