Saturday, June 25, 2011

stinkhorn?

Amongst our Lillies....

we found...


 
At first it freaked us out that we had an orange tentacle growing in our mulch....but once we figured it out..we calmed down and removed it. If you don't remove them they begin to smell like a dead carcass apparently.  Thank goodness it's gone. Have you ever had one of these?

23 comments:

ferne said...

I have never had one of those, but I will be keeping my eye out for that one.

sunny said...

I've never heard of them. HOw interesting.

Staci said...

Never seen or heard of such a thing! Yuck! Hope you don't have any more of those pop up!

Deb said...

Ugh. I have never had one of those and after googling Stinkhorn...I hope to never have one! Luckily you didn't get one of the more "phallic" versions!! Double Yuck!

Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.coom

Connie said...

We get something like that with a cap on it, not sure if it is the same thing but they are gross looking. I get rid of them right away.

Kimberly said...

Never heard of it, but thanks for the giggle!

quilter000 said...

And how do they form to start with? Are they from too much rain? More like a mold spore? So glad it is gone for you . I have plenty of the mold spores in the mulch and even had one on the rosebush . too much water!
Quilter000

Sunnybec said...

Never heard or seen one of those, we get some fungi under one of our plants but nothing like that. Linda

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

I've never seen anything like that before. I had to google. Very interesting...you learn something new everyday

Quilting Nana said...

I had never heard of these until a couple of weeks ago... my neighbor had them in her yard. They grow on old (rotting) wood and her hubby had cut down a tree, but not removed the stump. Poor thing has practically dug a 10 foot square circle in her yard digging them all up. So happy you only had the one - it became a full time job for awhile for her to get rid of them.

Your lilies are gorgeous!

karenfae said...

I Have never heard of them, thanks for mentioning it and showing a picture now I know what it is if it ever grows here.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

Never heard of them! But I certainly don't think that I would like my garden smelling like a dead carcass.

SoSarahSews said...

Ew! Never even heard of it!

Needled Mom said...

I've never even heard of one. YUCK!

Hotquilts said...

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like something Steven Spielberg would embellish on.

Connie said...

Years ago I had an orange growth about like this one in the rock part of our yard, just appeared overnight and was soon gone on its own. Never knew what it was.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh yuck! I will keep an eye out in my garden.

Stormy Days said...

I've never even heard of one, is it like a mushroom?

mamabug said...

That is something new to me!! How did you find out about it? That's a conversation starter for dinner tonight :)

Deb said...

Never seen or heard of such a thing! My goodness.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Oh that's just gross! Your lilies are gorgeous though! My lilies are about 6" tall and having a rough time getting established even though I planted them 3-4 years ago.

Simone de Klerk said...

Never heard of them, but I can imagine you were shocked! Luckily you found it on time (o:

Peanut Blossom said...

I read about one of these in my daughter's storybook last night. i thought the author had made it up! LOL. Never knew they were real. I'd panic if I found one, too. Now I'll be on the lookout.