A schoolmate just dropped off 17 potted plants that are to stay with me for the summer. He is going to Minnesota to stay with his girlfriend and then to a Buddhist retreat, and returning to Portland in time for school in September. I volunteered for plant duty; I love plants and did not especially want to go buy anymore...though I did buy a basil plant for a dollar at the coop the other day. I think he was happy to find a good summer home for his babies. They have just been drenched in cold water and are rejoicing in the bright sun of my porch. 2 rosemary 2 white sage 1 pineapple sage 1 coleus 1 nameless succulent in a red pot 1 skullcap 1 tobacco (growing fast, looks like it's about to bloom) 2 ashwaganda 2 basil (one red) 1 flat-leaved Chinese herb 1 zisuye (jagged leaves) 1 licorice (looks like a vine of the Rhus family) 1 habanero pepper
D also borrowed The Guru Papers. I'm looking forward to hearing his thoughts on it.