Green Thumb Sunday: After storms, the magical mushrooms grow

Teeny mushrooms

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13 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: After storms, the magical mushrooms grow”


  1. 1 farmingfriends July 29, 2007 at 8:56 am

    I love photographing fungi. I love the texture of this mushroom. I wonder if this is a friend or foe?
    Sara from farmingfriends

  2. 2 Heather July 29, 2007 at 9:03 am

    I don’t know why, but your photo made me think of smurfs. I guess it looked like a happy little mushroom village. Very pretty.

  3. 3 Aiana July 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Those are neat little mushrooms. They look so delicate, like something for a fairy.

  4. 4 Ruth July 29, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    What a lovely photograph. Sweet little mushrooms and the drop of water on the leaf looks like a tear drop. Happy GTS

  5. 5 growthumbs July 29, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    They look purple and pink. And look like little smurf villages. Thats a great shot.

    What kind of camera do you use for your photo taking?

  6. 6 thebluestbutterfly July 29, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    What kind of mushrooms are they???

  7. 7 kate July 30, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    These are cute … I was working in the garden this morning and uncovered a mushroom patch, growing happily. Maybe I should have left them in peace, but I needed to uproot a mildewy plant. Alas, the mushroom have been consigned to fungi heaven.

  8. 8 allotmentjunkies July 30, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    I’ve also got mushrooms growing on my plot. I thought that the spores were brought in on the horse manure I used… Pehaps its just the wet weather…

  9. 9 Chigiy July 30, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I’m not a mycologist but those aren’t really “magic” are they?
    Nudge nudge wink wink.

  10. 10 Me July 31, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    beautiful and delicate shrooms…

  11. 11 inadvertentgardener August 1, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Sara, I have no idea…but I decided not to eat it just to be safe. :-)

    Heather, these made me think of Smurfs, too.

    Aiana, I thought they were pretty cool, too.

    Ruth, thanks, and happy GTS to you, too!

    Growthumbs, I use a Canon Powershot SD450. One of these days, I’m upgrading to a digital SLR, but for now, it works for me!

    Thebluestbutterfly, I’m not really sure — they just appeared, and then disappeared!

    Kate, in my experience, the fungi disappear pretty quickly anyway, so no worries.

    Allotmentjunkies, you know, I hadn’t even given any thought to where the spores would have come from. Interesting…

    Chigiy, hmm…maybe I should have taken a closer look! Tee hee…

    Me, thank you for visiting!

  12. 12 John Roper August 1, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    These mushrooms are probably some sort of Coprinopsis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinopsis). Not edible and not “magic”, but beautiful none the less.

  13. 13 inadvertentgardener August 1, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    John, how cool! Thanks for the link — that was an interesting read.


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