Sunday, April 25, 2010

More more morels!

Yesterday I took a bag of blue Dutch iris over to my friend's garden. While we were placing them amongst her own yellow Japanese iris, we were shocked, amazed and delighted to discover this little treasure. A beautiful morel mushroom! She's lived there over 25 years and this is a total surprise to her - never having seen one before. Perhaps it came with the soil she top dressed the bed with earlier this year?

While we contemplated various ways to serve it (LOL) we knew that one 'shroom would not a meal make. So we left it, hoping it would release a gabillion spores and seed the bed for next year.

Gardens. Ain't they fun? :-D

Oh, check out the propagation page for the latest on WS & GUL plants! :-D

1 comment:

  1. Kris, I had never tasted a morel mushroom and several years ago when a veritable garden of them sprang up around the base of our old Elm tree. My neighbor (who is an expert) came up and identified them, we shared the bounty.....never another one since and we left some too. They were scrumptious.

    I don't know why I don't take time to go to the woods each year and look for them.


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