Four months ago I had hoped for some great results on mushroom growing but it simply didn't meet with much...of anything. There was never a problem with the spores developing up until this stage, but in the days immediately after, the clump of funghi all dried up and withered away. So much for the 'shrooms.
In other garden news, we have initiated spring preparations for another year of organic produce and already I was tempted to add yet another tree to the yard. The magnolia is common enough in the lake area, but I never knew of the star magnolia until spotting one at the local nursery. At this size (I'd say about 8 feet tall), it looks like the perfect addition for the terrace, and the smaller white one beside it for an apartment balcony. In reality, this tree will grow up to 20 feet in height, way beyond the townhouse regulations set forth for our building.