I guess this is what happens when one isn’t looking too closely in the garden. Since I’ve been sick with an infection for several days now, I haven’t paid much attention to the goings-on in my garden.
Today my eye was drawn to this large white blob sticking out of the patch of thyme. For a moment, I thought it was simply my fever-addled brain conjuring up images. On closer inspection though, there lay nestled a large, perfectly-formed mushroom. There were several more poking up through neighbouring plants. hmmm… what does this mean?? Maybe I am meant to be growing fungi rather than flowers!
I didn’t have long to hold that thought since the fish were clamouring for my attention. Most days, they seem to want food more often than Lytton, the big brown dog, which is saying something.Through the foliage in this picture (at left), you can catch a glimpse one of the fish (lower right-hand corner of pic).
Even though I am feeling sad about not being able to go to fiddle camp this week, I was cheered by the passion fruit growing on the passion flower vine. There are currently seven fruits ripening on the vine. I’m amazed at my fruit-growing ability. ahem…
And then there are numerous self-seeding Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus) plants, something I can identify with these days. I put several in a large pot on the front porch and will post a picture of their long tassels.
In this picture (at left), the tassels are just starting to form. This is a fun plant – the tassels are unusual and the leaves have a matching tinge to them.
I couldn’t resist including some pink-flower pictures. These are gorgeous vines which have bloomed for much of the summer. At right, is the larger flower of the Mandevilla while at bottom, is a picture of the intrepid Dipladena.
Soon both vines will need to be moved indoors as our night temperatures start falling.
Not only are they beautiful, but they also have the added bonus of having names I love repeating as I make up silly songs while playing in the garden.