June 1, 2013 - Granny's Pot Garden

Not that kind of pot.  Wash your mind out with soap, LOL!

Some of the potted plants were getting too tall for the patio shelves, and Otto and Annie annihilate any bedding plants in this bed, so I moved a bunch of pots to fill in some of the bare spots.     I could have kept the basil and rosemary in their original places, but they get a bit more sunshine here than they did on the shelves.  The square pot on the right is temporary.  It holds a few lettuce seeds that will be transplanted into the main garden when/if they reach the right size.  Nothing of color here, so I stuck in a few marigolds between the pots.  I had planned on filling these beds with impatiens, but it never happened.  There was just too much to do this spring, so the flower beds got ignored.

A Monster in the Garden!

I saw something strange in the veggie garden this morning.  I went out to see what it was, and discovered this monster!  I had just cultivated that spot yesterday morning, and it wasn't there then!  I won't tell you what Mr. Granny said about it (wash his mind out with soap).  He did tell me I had better not put a picture of it on my blog!  I'm not into mushrooms, I've always compared the texture to that of chewing on rubber tires, but it does rather look like a morel.  Whatever it is, it's going into the garbage!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Aaron
Connell High School
Class of 2013



24 comments:

  1. Your potting area looks very nice. So you have the same trouble with your dogs as we do our Coco. Coco has been very sick so I have been a worried mama but she is doing much better. I believe she ate something in our yard she shouldn't have! Big surprise, huh! Nancy

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    1. Oh, Nancy, big wishes for Coco's speedy recovery. Our little fur babies can sure give us a lot of worries. We went through that with Annie a couple of weeks ago.

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  2. Haha, your post made me laugh this morning :D x

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    1. Racy, that's a good thing! We all need to laugh occasionally :-D

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  3. Didn't Washington State legalize pot? If you need some extra cash, Granny.

    @:> Just saying.... LOL

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    1. Yes they did, Tami. It might beat getting a job as a Walmart door greeter, LOL!

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  4. Certainly does look like a morel! Shame you don't like them...

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    1. David, I always pick out the mushrooms and give them to Mr. Granny!

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  5. it's not a morel, it's Common Stinkhorn - http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallus_impudicus.html#hadriani

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    1. Jenny, that's what I thought at first, but it has no odor at all. I had it sitting on my kitchen counter all day, and no bad smells from it.

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  6. Hey it could have been that kind of pot garden. You DO live in Washington. And I thought the same thing as your husband. I guess I need to look for the soap.

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    1. Daphne, I have to admit....I need the soap, too!

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    2. That makes the three of us! And you got me worried for a minute when I read the title, Granny!

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    3. Mrs. R....and Kitsap makes four!

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  7. Your pots look lovely Granny! As for that mushroom, I have never seen anything like it...ever! You sure it's a mushroom? Lol

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    1. Jacqui, I wouldn't know a mushroom from a smushroom! I've never seen them outside of a can or a box in the produce department of the grocery store! All I know is that it's a very ugly fungus that grew huge overnight.

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  8. Your pot garden looks much better than mine! My husband keeps lamenting the eyesore, so I told him to build me a new raised bed, he got quiet. My weekend plans for the next few weeks are to organize the pots into something that looks orderly so we can enjoy the backyard without the ugly pots.

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    1. Nartaya, hopefully I can remove the little fence once the marigolds get large enough that the dogs won't walk on them! Now I need more pots for the other side of the garden, LOL.

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  9. Thanks for the laugh this morning - I first mistook your mushroom for some kind of giant slug... I love mushrooms but not sure I could eat one that came out of the ground looking like that! :)

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    1. Jennifer, it does look a bit like a giant slug! I stepped on one of those (giant slug) over on the coast one time. Went skidding down the walkway, overcorrected and fell forward onto my knees and elbows on the pavement. Ouch! Of course, it probably hurt the slug more than it hurt me ;-)

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  10. I need to wash my mind out with soap. ;) Fun post AG!

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    1. LOL, Kitsap, we're going to run out of soap!

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  11. Your title is certainly an attention getter. My initial thought, let me see what Granny has going on. I had to look twice at the mushroom. I guess I need to get the soap too, lol.

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    1. LOL! I wish I'd bought stock in that soap company!

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