what's happening in the autumn garden
At first glance, the garden's a sea of greens and greys. In this part of the world, flowers in a native garden tend to be more subtle than showy European flowers. They're there, but they're not exactly shouting their presence.
Other growing things are not flowering plants at all. Autumn is fungi time, especially after rain. It's a thrill to find delicate toadstools and sturdy mushrooms.
On some bark I found Physicia stellaris, a type of lichen, soft orange and green.
|Physicia stellaris - Star Rosette Lichen|
|Marasmius oreades - Fairy-ring Champignon|
Since this unidentified orange fungus is growing on a wooden step, I wonder whether it belongs to the family of Bracket, or Shelf fungi, a group of fungi identified by their growth form. On the other hand, it probably belongs to the Agaric family, since in shape it is more similar to members of that group. Fungi id. is notoriously difficult. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
The plants in the photos below are not native to Australia, but very welcome, appreciated immigrants.
|Erigeron, or Seaside Daisy|
I'm linking this post to the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme in Carol's popular blog, May Dream Gardens.