Friday, August 17, 2012

Crab Apples Start to Finish

Crab Apple Jelly. From flower to Jelly. That large container of apples made two pints. The color is so beautiful. Sorry the pictures of the cooked crab apples looks so yellow. The camera doesn't work well indoors.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Garden in August

Crab apples - Jelly to be made soon

Desert Rose Seed Pod

Desert Rose Trunk

Seed Saving
Some snap shots around the garden and on the balcony.
It was a beautiful day so I picked a large bucket of crab apples. They are so pretty.  The Jelly they create is a pretty pink/orange. Only down fall in crab apples is quite a few of them have little worms or holes.  It's a tedious job of cutting and sorting but the jelly is well worth it.

The Desert Rose seed pod is rare.  I have two plants grown from seed.  One is over 7 years old and the one shooting out the pod is only 3 years old.  I am very excited as it will produce 100's of seeds.  Some might even have a different color than the mother plant.

Last, I have a sunflower field with all different colors. I saved a few heads that are now drying.

Again, it was one beautiful day and I wanted to share.

Thanks for visiting.