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Crinum II

I find this most amazing.

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First post about the crinum:  https://djdblogginghere.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/crinum/

 

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Crinum

This is the beginning of another horticultural adventure.

I was given two bulb/seeds of crinum mauritianum, a plant that was endangered.  If all goes well, I will be contributing to its preservation.

I prepared two pots with a mixture of compost, molehill dirt and sand, in equal parts.

I placed the bulb/seeds on top and pushed down slightly, as advised by a site I consulted.

Next comes patience (a virtue).

 

Working Out at my Favorite Gym

We have been moving toward the no-dig method.  I still seem to be doing a lot of digging.  This patch was under a heavy mulch and all seemed fine, apart from the volunteer potatoes,  until about two weeks ago when suddenly the mulch mostly disappeared and all kinds of other things sprang up.  The squash plants are ready to go in but their new bed is not quite made yet.

Buds

To the inattentive eye, this shrub is fairly nondescript.

If you take the time to take a closer look, you can see

Elsewhere in town I saw

In my own garden today:

Beauty at my Doorstep

I almost wrote beauty at my doorstop.  ???

Swapped Squash and Blue Mushrooms

We ate one of the mystery squashes which I think is a Malabar gourd (Cucurbita ficifolia).

The attempted weigh in the garden was way off.

 

The flesh was like zucchini (courgette) but the seeds were like pumpkin.

 

I steamed the whole thing.  Why did I think two people needed two kilos of squash?  The extra was prepared as a gratin and stuck in the freezer.  There are more of these squash in the garden which I plan to save as winter squash.

Three days ago as I was passing by the Swiss chard, something caught my eye.  I did a double take or multiple take, since I took several photos.  Blue mushrooms?  Are they really blue or starting to rot?

 

Three days later, they have grown so no, they are not rotting.  Another mystery to be solved.  What kind are they?