Category: Home Landscapes

Q: What is the awful smelling red mushroom growing in my mulch?

stinkhorn mushroom

A: The pest you are referring to is probably Clathrus columnatus, which is commonly called Squid stinkhorn mushroom or “Dead Man’s Fingers”. A stinkhorn grows within an enclosed structure or membrane that looks similar to an egg. When the… Read More

Q: What can you tell me about the green and white flax plant I keep seeing pop up all over town – even in commercial sites? 

variegated flax lily

A: I believe you are referring to variegated flax lily, Dianella tasmanica variegate. The most important factor of this plant, and probably why you are seeing it everywhere, is its drought tolerance. Plus, it is not picky about… Read More