These plants are currently taller than I am and I am having to reach to clip dried pods off. Inside each pod are 3 seeds that I have been giving away because there are so many of them. I can see how this would be invasive in places like Florida....what a nightmare! But here, they aren't a threat.
This summer we had a terrible storm and it knocked these guys down to the ground. I used concrete blocks to bring them back up again and I thought I had lost them....but I didn't!! I've heard these things can become trees, but I do believe our frost will end their lives. From 4 seeds grew these monstrosities and from 4 seeds, I have been given hundreds more to share and put in ziploc bags. I think this plant will stay in the gardens as it has passed the tests of nature:)
Side Note: I don't really do these wordless pic days, but you'll notice I do them with videos. One of the things growing up that I loved was sitting with my Grandparents watching CBS Sunday Morning. At the end of each broadcast, a quiet montage is made where there isn't any talking....just pure silent beauty and that is why I put these mini vids on the blogs. There is something very relaxing about just taking a moment from the day and capturing it on film. I'm getting better with them. My first attempts were pretty rocky....well, I think when I started blogging, like many people, I didn't know a lot about how to begin the experience, but I am learning and getting better with my camera and organization.