Yesterday, we went to the NY Mycological society extra walk

We found some chickens so old, they looked like hens

It was Boongo who had the remarkable find: he rolled in something so foul, we had to wash her in a pond,

an ocean,(Victor about to fall on his kneews into the water here0

a stream and finally in a bath to get the stink off

But we also found tree ears and algae by the ocean

while others found blewets, aborted enteloma and a hen.
The place was beautiful
and it was the NYC Marathon Day too – but we didn’t run into any runners
Boongo got his chance to be on a beach
the No Dogs allowed sign was there, but being off season…
Then we went into the bus to the ferry
then on the ferry – where Boongo was allowed to roam out of the carrier – in the leash – and then the train home.
During the trip we appreciated the comfort of having cell phones – I called Victor when I got lost while washing Boongo. Then Maya called us when she got lost in Brooklyn, coming back from Mae – by taking the train in the wrong direction.
All ended well.

The annual edible tour was held today.

We started in Dias y Flores where

the yew was very popular

We moved in Campos garden

which has blossomed in the past year

Next stop: Plaza Cultural

where alcohol inkies were found (the name is to remind eaters not to consume alcohol within 48 hours)

Then some crab apples

We proceeded towards the river, finding epizote on the way

then some lamb quarter

and wild lettuce.

A good time was had by all.

Gardening club, roof

The purple beans the girls planted are growing beautifully

in the garden as well

and my gogosar

Here’s an earlier shot with the school as background and the flowers

and the flowers again, with a pod


My miracle raspberry did it again!

Some distress a few weeks ago was immediately stopped by the milk baths.

Not only it grew new flowers which are about to become fruit, but the old fruit that stopped growing is now ripening sweetly!

And the orange pixies are starting to orange.

Plus one of the big tomatoes from the mystery breeds from the Green Thumb giveaway

But there are lots of tomatoes coming up.

On the roof, the miracle raspberry’s first harvest failed.

An affliction filled the leaves with small holes – and there are some dry leaves underneath. Still, since I started the ilk therapy, the plant overcame and new flowers are blooming

Also upstairs, the first gogosar – everything is so early this year!

Downstairs, in Dias Y Flores, the un-planted tomatoes (came from compost?) are starting

and the invading wineverries keep ripening gorgeously

All in all, a great summer!.

The wineberries are ripe!

Victor and I went

took some photos

and ate. All this (and the 3 plants on the roof) came from that one little plant I rescued last summer in Van Courtlandt Park.

A nice way to start the summer!

The scarlet runner and one morning glory are in bloom

the red flowers are open now

and the tomatoes are growing

and turning orange. This is the plant I saved with the milk

Downstairsm the wineberries are coming out of their thorny cocoon

and starting to ripen


It rained the past few days so I didn’t go upstairs.

While I wasn’t loking

lots of things happened

The scarlet runners that the girls planted are in bloom

There is a bud on my gogosar

some tiny tomatoes

and the raspberries are growing (although the leaves have a problem)


this is the soundtrack

Harvest time!

They were small, they were not too sweet

and only two gardeners were in the city this Memorial Day weekend.

Still it’s official! The gardening club had its first harvest!

.Many more! Actually the scarlet runners (beans) on the roof are preparing its first flowers