This plant needs lots of room - it can grow up to 10 feet high and 6 feet wide in the right conditions - but is easy to divide if needed. Hardy in zones 5 to 9.
A fast-grower, the cup plant likes a medium to wet spot, full sun (but will tolerate some shade) and attracts both birds and butterflies - that actually drink from the "cup". Cheers!
A little scary looking when discovered in the garden, but overall a non-aggressive spider who keeps a clean web. Native to North America, they like to build their homes in a sunny garden spot, sit head down and each web has a distinctive zig-zag pattern down the centre.
Dog Vomit Fungus
Dog vomit fungus (Fuligo septicai) is most often found sprouting on wood mulch or lawns during warm, wet weather – and has a tendency to magically appear overnight. Technically a slime mold, dog vomit fungus varies in color from bright yellow to an unpleasant orange tone as the mold begins its fruiting stage. As the slime mold ages over the next couple of days and conditions dry out, it becomes a dark, hard mass, then turns into a crusty mound and eventually moves into the spore state.
Migrating to moist and shady areas, the wind-borne spores patiently wait for the right conditions and when they arrive, absorb that extra moisture and open up to start the process all over again, producing a brand new patch of vomit-like mold.
While odd looking, dog vomit slime mold is harmless and won’t damage plants. It will disappear on its own within a few days, but if you prefer you can break it up with a rake or use a trowel to remove it before the spores develop.