Monday, May 14, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday


It seems a little strange to highlight something I never intended to grow. However, these cropped up all over this week, and I am a bit fascinated by them. Perhaps it's the whole Alice in Wonderland thing. Or that mushrooms are one of the few foods one can still forage for (no worries, you won't find these particular specimens on our dinner table).



Anyway, I suspect we're experiencing a bumper crop of mushrooms because I'm still getting the hang of our soaker hoses. They almost make watering too easy. After turning them on one early morning, it was well into the afternoon before I remembered I had never turned them off. Of course at that point I was in my office, tucked away in a high-rise, a healthy train ride from the spigot in question. If only there was a wily caterpillar I could have called on. Fortunately a neighbor was able to come to the rescue.


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3 comments:

chigiy said...

Lovely fungi photos.

The whole idea of mycology is facinating and it makes me nervous at the same time because I am such a clod. I just know I would pick the wrong one and end up in the hospital waiting for a liver transplant.
Maybe I should go ask Alice...

Oh, I finally had my watering system put on a timer because I was running out of neighbors:)

Marc Goldstein said...

Having instituted the soaker hose approach this season, we also purchased a timer that allows for four different zones. For us that helps give water to the flowers and the vegetables on a different schedule. It also allows you to water on demand for a limited amount of time. Alas, without mistakes, however, one would perhaps never have grown such lovely mushrooms...

Lori said...

These are great pictures! You've definitely gotten the hang of that macro function!