GJ: Mushrooms and Fall Colors

Garden Journal: October 20-26 Last week I noticed a lot of wild mushrooms growing on our land, but forgot my camera.  All that September and October rain had something to do with that I’ll bet.  This week, camera time.

I confess, I don’t know anything about wild mushrooms.  Rest assured I won’t be eating any of these.  Unlike my husband, I’m not a mushroom fan.  He loves mushrooms, but is smart enough to never eat a mushroom he doesn’t know.

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dentedmushrooms
morestumpmushrooms
mossylogmushrooms
mushroomstump
mushroomswalkingstick
redmushroom
tallmushroom
yellowmushroom

Another thing I noticed a few weeks back is that a few of the trees and shrubs are starting to change color.  My black gum trees were the first to start turning a brilliant red.  Now some of the sumac, sassafras, sweet gum leaves are turning red.  For the most part, my woods are quite green still. It is getting cooler.

Persimmon trees are bearing fruit, I got a half dozen of these while running errands in town. A kind lady parked next to me was passing out persimmons to all she meet.  I need to add a couple of these trees to my land, along with finding how best to eat these unusual fruits.  I don’t know what variety of persimmons I have.

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American Beauty Berry
American beautyberry
Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Although some trees are turning color, for the most part, my woods are still quite green
green woods
Sassafrass
sassafrass
Seedy Wildflowers
seedy wildflowers
Red Sumac Leaves
red sumac leaves
Persimmons
persimmons

Weather October 20-26: Still loving this weather, nice to not have to water my plants. My potted plants need occasional watering.

Temperature: High of 74 and low of 42

Rain: 2.31 inches of rain.


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