Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall growth

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 

Some unidentified mushrooms

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.

While we're appreciative of all the greenery in our complex, many of the parking spots are under trees.  Needles inevitably get trapped in the gutters of the car, and we've got two small evergreens making the best of the moist environment in the trunk gutter of D's car.


Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

Those big mushrooms look like boletes. They're probably edible; I used to pick them up north to make beef gravy without the beef.

Konrad said...

Apple festival! woooo!