Pupster’s Orchard

Hello, and welcome to another edition of What the Fuck is in Pupster’s Backyard.

THE ORCHARD IN QUESTION

We’ve already identified a thriving Persimmon Tree and Sick Peach Tree, today’s adventure will be finding out the provenance of Mystery Fruit 1. The Fruit in Question grows in the back of the Lizard Habitat in a very shady area, I’ve only clipped the branches that get in the way when I mow back there.

Mystery Fruit 1 drops all it’s leaves in the fall, it looks more like a bush than a tree, it’s only about 4 feet tall and about that wide. In March this year it popped out a bunch of tight pink blossoms that flowered white/pink and then dropped off.

Late spring early summer it leafs out with these dark red/purple long leaves that turn dark green later in the season.

The fruit start as little brown fuzzy looking balls, I thought they would be a nut of some kind, but they start to ripen into a yellow and then red peach-looking type deal.

The Fruit Flies LOVE THESE THINGS

Inside has a pit like a peach, yellow meat, the green looking side is not ripe yet I think. I’m not doing a taste test fuck that.

I’ll save Mystery Fruit 2 for another day, and ask the question:

WHAT THE FUCK IS IN PUPSTER’S YARD and will LUMPS EAT IT if I ship it to her?

MMM 352: Kill it with fire

So Pupster sent me this gallery last week of the clathrus archeri, or “octopus stinkhorn”.  It’s not edible, it’s hideous, and it stinks like methylamine to attract flies and wasps to spread its spores and propagate.  Destroy on sight, turn the earth, and bleach the mycellium.

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Those aren’t eggs, those are the immature fruiting bodies yet to burst.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday Flowers

My raised planter has been re-purposed. No more vegetables allowed (i do have a small clump of chives still hiding in there). Flowers are everywhere now. Some I don’t know what they are. So lets have a naming contest.

Ya what ev haters… so i like flowers – sue me.

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Sartorial Splendor – Teh POS Way

My taste in clothing most likely can be characterized as boring.  With the exception of that amazing wide collared paisley polyester shirt that I had in 6th grade, I’m a business casual kind of dresser during the week tending toward black or other dark colored slacks with a polo shirt. Weekends are tee shirts and fatigues – warm weather brings out the much vaunted and ever stylish cargo shorts.

And Then There’s You:

 

Hot-n-Tot has officially spent too much time in AnnArbor

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Garden Variety POS Pooté

So – i was reading something or other recently and came across a reference to these things:

lithops

I’ve seen them in the past – weird little things; they fit right in with the random stuff that grows in this chat room.

I’m thinking we need to have a vote on the official flower of the H2 chat room. So here it goes – and remember the vote is binding – so don’t screw it up:

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