|A TERRIFIC SUMMER FOR ROSES|
|LOCAL RASPBERRIES AND CHERRIES|
As summer progresses, it's one local fruit crop after another, beginning with strawberries, then cherries, then raspberries, blueberries and finally apples and pears, Strawberries are over for the most part now, and the second crop of cherries, the Lapins, are in, along with the raspberries.
The raspberry crop is large and very good, and the Lapins are excellent, better than the earlier Cavaliers, which suffered from poor pollination.
Shrub roses are more floriferous than I have ever seen them here, the 'Knockout' roses pictured being especially so. Bayfield is too far north for the Japanese beetle, so they bloom unscathed.