It’s been an odd and off growing season around our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
The roses that bloomed were too few, and far later than usual. The hydrangea refused to flower. Even the lawn gave me two weeks off between cuttings.
Wild mushrooms are sprouting out of nowhere, all over the backyard.
They’re quite ugly. And I’m not just saying that because I am not a fan of the mushroom anywhere, anyhow, including on my plate.
So I do not consider myself an expert on mushrooms. But it surely appears that we have more than one variety here. Lucky us!
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Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle shows no interest in the lawn fungus. For that, I am thrilled. A beloved rescue mutt ill from poison mushrooms is not on my list of autumn yahoos.
Are you experiencing the mushroom extravaganza this year, and if so, what have you pinned it on? Would you like to conjecture with details about these wild varieties? What’s the best and worst things you’ve spotted growing wild where you live?