Does anyone know what is going on at the base of this Peony? the picture does not look as yellow as it is in reality. Is this some kind of fungi? is helpful or harmful?
Update: This photo was taken last night. After a bit of research it looked as if it was “vomit fungi” nasty name
I wasn’t totally sure because it wasn’t exactly
like the images I saw.
However this morning I looked at it and noticed how it had changed and now appears to look like the images seen on the internet.
Commonly appears when thick layer of mulch is present and can be scraped around, thin out the layers and I think all will be well. Thank you for input, you were spot on.
I just came across this in the NY Times this morning, and I wanted to share the article, as this is the book that help me plan my garden for decades, no matter what kind of space I had available. I have to admit that I never really accomplished the one-seed concept, the urge is always to put two or three…just in case, and then they all shoot up and I hate to pull the weaker one, But, the concept is brilliant, multi-use of a simple square foot of space.
For those of you who garden it is worth a look. (and look at my GardenSpot page while you are here, to see my garden progress this season)
Mr. Bartholomew’s innovation saved water and space by folding traditional rows of vegetables into a raised bed that could fit on porches, patios, decks or roofs.
Source: Mel Bartholomew, an Engineer Who Popularized Square Foot Gardening, Dies at 84 – The New York Times