My Christmas tree flocked itself!
If you don’t know what “flocking” is, it is a method of spraying fake snow on a tree.
My tree took on a flocked appearance overnight, due to our ramping up the heat.
At first I thought the little white specks were moving. Mealy bugs?
Upon closer inspection, I saw the specks were actually tiny fibers blowing due to the fan.
I snipped of some whitened shoots and popped the pieces under the microscope.
There was a fungus among us.
The tree was unceremoniously stripped of its ornaments in record time.
We hauled it out on the deck with the lights still on.
No need to spread the spores.
Out with the Old.
Happy New Year from the FLOWER and her fungus.