Friday, August 8, 2014

The Plants

My husband and I live in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado for five months out of the year. Most of that, in the summertime. We enjoy hiking, golf , four wheeling. ...and on occasion fishing, not to mention a lot of entertaining family and friends. What we don't want to do, is yard work. So, we leave our yard here natural.
Case in point: Our front yard

On the north side of the property, these strange plants have sprung up over the years.

They seem to be happy, with no we have left them alone

As you can see, some of them get quite tall. Maybe because this one is near the septic tank? Someone suggested that this plant s on the Noxious Weed list and I should destroy them. If anyone knows please let me know. Until then,we are  just going to enjoy them.


  1. Noxious weed, for whom? You are still alive, aren't you? Leave it alone I should say.

  2. Netherlanders are so wise; follow B's advice!

  3. The flower is a Verbascum which I also have in my garden - it arrived of its own accord. It has a long history of use as a herbal remedy. I would not remove it as it is loved by certain butterflies and moths.

  4. Anything that requires little care would be OK with me.

  5. i believe that is mullein. i know it does have some medicinal qualities.