June was abnormally dry. July and this beginning part of August has been uncommonly wet. Lawns look like this. Mushrooms are even sprouting in my flower pots.


I tweeted this photo last week. This is a reminder of how large crab grass can really get–and half of this clump is buried under the rose, weighted down by rainwater. It would be truly impressive if it weren’t so scary.


And for those of you who need a reminder of why I hate mulch–here’s a clump of lupine being consumed by the aptly named “dog vomit” fungus (otherwise known by its more correct name, fulgo septica). Truly lovely.

Before we know it, things will dry out and it will be back to “winter” again here in Connecticut so I will take the heat, moisture, mushrooms and almost everything (but perhaps not slime molds, thank you!) that summer has to offer. Bring it on!

5 thoughts on “Soupy

  1. tonytomeo August 6, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Dog vomit? At my downtown planter box, which is conveniently located near all but one of the downtown bars, I get plenty of vomit as well.

  2. Delia August 6, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    What’s that little flowering plant in the”grass” by your mushroom?

    • gardendaze August 7, 2018 / 4:26 am

      Hi Delia,
      I am not sure which of my “weeds” you’re referring to. I saw clover and perhaps oxalis (but I didn’t think it was in flower–small yellow flower perhaps).

      We leave a lot of good weeds in the lawn fkr our pollinators. Unfortunately we do get the bad ones with them.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.


      • gardendaze August 7, 2018 / 4:41 am

        I just looked on my larger screen–the flowering weed is plantain. The flowers are coming from the rosettes of leaves you see nearby.


  3. Delia August 7, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    The rosettes are pretty. Thanks!

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