About a week ago, another variety of mushrooms made a surprise appearance. I especially liked the ribbed view from above. As with almost all of these fungi, they disappeared back into the soil within a couple of days.
The Chickadee brood has been keeping the parents busy. While working in the garden, I have gotten to watch the parents flying in & out, making sure the youngsters stay well fed. But all appeared quiet today, and upon checking, it looks as if the nestlings have departed.
Me & the missus are delving into new territory by creating a small herb garden (parsley, basil, oregano & thyme). Not sure if we have sufficient light, but I can at least move the plants around on the deck in an attempt to locate an optimum spot.
Recent rains seems to have brought out the critters - both beneficial and no so beneficial.
The Sweet Kate Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Sweet Kate') has been sending its lime green shoots ever higher. The bright coloration lasts until the summer heat sets, then slowly darkens. No blooms yet.
But a couple of other plants are producing their first blooms of the year for my shady garden.
I also finally got around to potting the Golden Tooth Aloe (Aloe perfoliata) that I got at the recent Cactus & Succulent Show. Included in the pot is a low growing Sedum (variety unknown).
Then I decided to get experimental and created the first hanging basket of my garden using the Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense). I was inspired to try this by a couple of postings: Tough Decisions on Rock Rose and Hanging Succulent Gardens on Danger Garden (be sure to check them out!). Looks a little empty now, but I have faith (for now).
Been a busy time. It's good to get caught up with the recent happenings.