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Sacred Datura

The Spiraling Gateway To Transcendence

This afternoon, I walked past the opening bloom of a plant known by botanists as Datura, also known by the common name of loco weed. The spiral at the core of its unfolding petals reminded me of the special hallucinogenic properties found throughout the plant,

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A peony opens

Less photogenic, but even more exciting, is the discovery this morning that the loco weed I had planted last autumn into my herb bed has successfully created a new generation of seedlings, as I hoped it would. What’s happening in your garden? …. afternoon note:

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