Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Impatiens or Busy Lizzie

I'd like to show you my Impatiens (Balsamens or Busy Lizzie). These plants grew and blossomed in my garden in May - September, now they are in the city, enjoying the sun rays through the windows. They are delicate plants and don't winter in the garden. They are three, of different colors.  

Impatiens flowers painted in bright colors, develop on the branches in early summer. They attract swarms of insects.
According to the shape of the flower, Impatiens are divided into: rose-shaped, camelli
a-shaped and carnation-shaped. The plant loves warmth and plentiful watering. Now Impatiens is so popular in gardens and homes that new varieties and hybrids are constantly appearing.

Happy Garden Blog day! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: Autumn Paints in Yellow and Green

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mushroom Hunting

Many people in different countries love edible wild mushrooms, and sometimes it takes the suggestion that mushroom hunting is good in and of itself. As a child I often went to mushroom hunting with adults, so one of the best ways to help someone understand the joy of this activity is to simply take them out in the woods with you.

In Russia on the mushroom hunting day people get up as early as possible to spend the whole day in a forest. In autumn this practice is ever popular. 

The intention of gathering mushrooms is simply to understand: mushrooms are food, an important element of traditional Russian cuisine. Mushrooms can be dried, roasted, boiled or pickled. I prefer mushroom and potato soup with sour cream. My favorite mushroom is chanterelle, although I love cooking other varieties of wild edible fungi.

I love strolling in the woods, enjoying autumnal beauty of the nature, the yellow leaves falling and flying, when grass and moss hides the fungi heads. What a joy to hold a nice healthy edible mushroom such as 'white' or 'red head" one. It's funny to find a family of fungi growing on a tree trunk.

Have you ever gone to mushroom hunting? Do you love eating wild mushroom, can you cook them?