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Who knew?

I didn't know patchouli was a plant :) It is! A little dark-green herb. I've got four of them in various little pots around the house :) When you rub their leaves between their fingers, they smell like hippies were trying to cover the smell of magic happy smoke, but nice and fresh. Not really useful, but interesting :)

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kt_kat
Apr. 6th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
I miss having plants around the house. Our cats will munch on anything botanical.
spottylogic
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Erf, that's sad :( I remember having that problem when I had a kitty, though. They do like watching dirt scatter :(
kt_kat
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Our cats would graze like cattle if we let them, especially Fritti.
mielikki
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Where'd you get them? I have been trying to find patchouli plants, and asked on austincommunity awhile back and had no luck. I hear they love hot weather.
spottylogic
Apr. 6th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
I was in Westlake, at the large nursery a few blocks west of Walsh Tarlton. They had a few trays of them. They like hot weather, but they're VERY thirsty, so you have to water them pretty much every day--and they hate cold weather, too. Fussy little things!

I think it's Barton Springs Nursery. That sounds right.
herefox
Apr. 7th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
I thought about getting some patchouli plants but our balcony doesn't really get enough sun for them. Unlike some people I actually like the smell of patchouli and it's good for allergy symptoms :-)
spottylogic
Apr. 7th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
It's apparently really bad about needing constant (like, daily in dry areas) water, and then totally dying in cold weather :( Oh, well. We'll see if it's actually worth the effort long-term!
darklingfox
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Yah, I've been looking to get some this spring, but the nursery was sold out last time I went.
spottylogic
Apr. 8th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Well, if it really takes off, I can maybe tear one of mine in half for you. I've heard it's a bit of a slow grower, tho.
darklingfox
Apr. 9th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
That'd be cool. =) Though, I should probably slow down on the planting. I gots more seeds than I know what to do with... =/ Mebbe we could trade?
spottylogic
Apr. 9th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Maaaybe, I think I'm going to be finished doing any real planting soon, at least until the fall. Maybe I'll try to get an herb garden established, but...not sure...
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