My personal “garden mama,” Shirley Dawkins, just sent me a photo of her latest specialty garden. It is planted in the most dilapidated old disgusting wheelbarrow you ever saw. But Voila. It’s beautiful.
The thing is, she didn’t even plant it. It showed up unannounced.
I think her husband, Tom, must have run over the wheelbarrow with his Mercedes and Shirley just left it to die a natural death. Low and behold, this spring a wonderful specimen showed up and began to thrive. If this isn’t “yard art”, I don’t know what is!
Shirley tells me it is officially Verbascum/Mullein——or just a plain ole tobacco plant. During the summer these 2 plants will put up a stalk about 3 feet
tall——-and she will send me an update.
But, Shirley, can you smoke it? I heard cigarettes were up to $6 a pack. We could market this thing!