Some are rather large (for wild apples), so I'm picking some for a pie. I know they're ready because I can hear the occasional thump of an apple falling and hitting the ground.
I got a free bag of wildflower seed mix earlier this summer. I put them in a few spots, not expecting much, but the flowers have been so pretty! I love seeing all the different colors and types.
Look at this one. It's looking at me!
I don't know what I did wrong but this is the only hydrangea bloom I got this year:
I cut the entire bush back last fall. I don't think I will this year.
Some of these flower pictures are actually a couple weeks old. But this one I did take yesterday:
We're still having day lilies bloom! Is that normal? It seems late but it's awesome. The deer were coming and chomping off the unopened buds (damn youse deers!) and I started leaving Irish Spring soap shavings around the flowers. Boom, the day lilies made a come back. I don't know if the deer are more preoccupied with all the free apples everywhere but I'm happy they've gone away.
I also picked a pint of blueberries from my bushes. It's late for blueberries, too... right? But we're so high up on a mountain, everything at my house seems weeks behind everyone else.