Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our yard, early June

A few more daylilies have opened. Some in the back.

Some in the front.

I found these cute little mushrooms today. I know they don’t stay around long, so I snapped their picture while they were posing. As a mystery writer, I supposed I should know whether or not they’re poison, but my mushroom book isn’t unpacked and I have no idea. We won’t eat them.

These are the oddest plants I’ve seen in this town. I saw some in another yard a couple of weeks ago and I was delighted when they sprang up here! They look like candy corn to me.

Here’s what’s coming up next. More daylilies and some, well, I don’t know if that’s a yucca or a century plant. I’ve never had either in a yard. We’ll see!


  1. Those candy corn plants are spectacular--and mysterious. I've never seen them before. Must have.

  2. I shared your blog on Facebook and asked if anyone knew the name of the "candy corn" plants.
    Barbara L. Wright said they were Red Hot Poker, Torch Lily, Tritoma
    Kniphofia uvaria
    I Googled pictures and she is right. I think Torch Lily sounds nicer than red hot poker.

  3. Aren't they crazy? Yes, someone else, in fact two other people called them Red Hot Poker. I'm sticking to Candy Corn plant. Others in different colors don't look quite so much like that, though.