Death of a Coleus

(Death of a Coleus (zoom) uploaded by brownpau.)

This potted coleus cutting sat outside my window all through summer, but was blown off the ledge by exceptionally strong winds last week, to fall to the second level roof below. The pot survived intact with soil in it, but the leaves were stripped from the stem. I haven’t gotten down to knocking on the door of the apartment downstairs whose window opens onto that roof so I can retrieve the pot. Ah, well. I still have the huge, gangly parent coleus on my desk, and this plant’s outdoor season is coming to a close anyway.