Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another Walk In My Garden.

Please join me for another walk in my garden.
These are some of the first tulips that come up every year.
Youngest Hawthorne helped me plant them about 15 years ago when he was just 3.
My variegated lace cap hydrangea in a bed of parsley.
My vinca, also known as periwinkle, is one of the first blooms in my garden.
I forget exactly what this is but it may be a type of dianthus. Orchidgal, you want to chime in here?
And this is erysimum.
Then I went over to look at my mint and found this.
And I stepped in it. Yikes! I've been slimed.
Two hours later, it looked like this.
This, my friends, is dog vomit slime mold.
I'm familiar with this lovely mold since I came upon it last August in my garden. Here are the pictures from summer.
It starts out bright yellow.
Then starts getting brown and crusty.
And if you step on it in its last stages, it will dissolve into a puff of spores.
Please enjoy the various stages in the life of dog vomit slime mold.


Hairball T. Hairball said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

I had never heard of that gross slime mold thing. *shudders*

Marilyn said...

Love the tulips. I have given up trying to grow tulips as the deer seem to think that I grow them just so they can eat the plants before they ever get a chance to bloom. Where are those coyotes when I need them?