Saturday, July 3, 2010

When it rains...

...other little things pop up in the garden.

With 4 days of steady rain here in Austin, oodles of tiny little mushrooms are emerging from the water-soaked ground.

They almost look like tiny aliens in the garden.

Certainly the rain seems alien!


mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

I have some poking up through the red cedar mulch that look just like those. Maybe different types of mulch will produce different mushrooms.

Love your photo of these.

Diana said...

MSS - Interesting question. I imagine there are thousands of kinds of mushrooms out there, and I can only identify buttons, porcinis and portabellos...oh, and straw! I'm always getting rid of them for fear they are poisonous and the dogs will eat them. Always makes me think of that Clint Eastwood movie where all those girls in the civil war poison him with a mushroom stew!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I know what you mean. I've had tons of mushrooms all over the garden and lawn because of all the rain. I think different types of mulch do support different fungi. I remember one year, my parents had stinkhorns in their mulch. Ugh!

Jayne said...

We've had days of rain here in the Houston area, and I noticed this morning that there are tons of little 'shrooms all over our garden too. Great photo :-)

LindaCTG said...

Lovely photograph! I'll take 'em. I'm so thankful for this surprising relief.

Thought about you today and last year's July 4 pool picture. Hope you all have a great time tomorrow!

Bob said...

They look like they are made of melted metal. Uuummm, maybe an idea there.

Meems said...

Hi Diana,
Those mushrooms look like little silver domes. Love that photo.

We've had rain the last 4 days as well. Loving the natural irrigation but it always means fungi will pop up quickly afterwards.

Thanks for stopping by today. I've not been a good blog visitor for many months. I missed your new look but have to say it is very appealing. If there was a LIKE button I would click it twice. :-)

I'm very much looking forward to meeting you and everyone next week... it's getting close. See you there.

Lancashire rose said...

They do make a pretty picture. I haven't looked yet , as I just got home, but I have plenty of split tomatoes. Lucky deer.