My front garden is starting to
look like a jungle! Wild morning
glories are growing everywhere. They
wrap themselves around my rose bushes
and other plants and can choke them out.
So they had to go!
I saw this unusual plant growing which
I suspected was a weed. It's growing
along side my Cleome but I decided to
allow it to grow, just to see what it
It's now six feet tall!
I thought that all those little
buds would bloom into something pretty
but it doesn't seem to be doing that.
So, I uploaded a photo on the FB Plant
Idents page to ask what it was. One
person said it was Amaranthus - so
I googled images and saw that some had
pretty purple blooms but then another
person answered and said that it was
common Pigweed - not to let it grow
because once the seed pods fall it will
be all over the garden next year. NO!
So out it comes!
On the other side of the garden as I'm
weeding I find this
Looks like some kind of scary mushroom
fungi??? One person said it was "Dead
Man's fingers" common when you mulch
with composted bark. who knew?
Another person said it was Pisolithus
tinctoris aka dog turd fungus - but
I did an image google search and found
that the color was too brown. I've never
came across this in my garden before -
it's a first.
The garden continually teaches me new
things every year.
I was on my back deck dyeing some fabric
and had a visitor....
A Silver Spotted Skipper.
It wouldn't get off of the fabric; I
kept trying to shoo it away but it
would only come back. Must have been
the color! LOL
Fabric that I created last week
The techniques that I used were fabric
manipulation and some sun print of leaves.
I Love the way it came out!
I also a wild grape vine growing in the back
yard; so I printed some of the leaves.
These two fabrics look pretty together
They are one yard cuts and are available
in my Etsy shop.
Have a great week!