The patch of mulch behind our building has surprised us over the last week with some large, burger-sized mushrooms. A little past their prime today, I noticed that these have pores on their underside, rather than the more common gills. They look like a type of
A few weeks ago, we went to the Apple Festival held at UBC. To fruit, apples need cross pollination with a different apple variety. The easiest way to ensure this is to plant two next to each other. Thus, we got two. We finally got around to planting them today - an Orenco (taller) and a Honeycrisp. Let's hope the gardener for our complex doesn't get overzealous on weeding and can tell what's intentionally planted.