Thursday, May 19, 2011

Going to Pot


This plant caused a lot of excitement on the job site today.

I noticed it while we were watching Jason demonstrate his stucco technique.


I asked Louie if he had planted it and soon everyone was bent over inspecting it.


At first they were absolutely certain that it was an illegal weed. They felt it, smelled it and were certain it was the real deal. I had several offers to remove the offending plant.   But as soon as they decided that it was just a look alike, they lost all interest and went back to building their columns.


It could’ve worked out for us, though, considering that Terry from Metropolitan Irrigation came out yesterday and set us up with a temporary irrigation system for the hollies and cedars.


From the looks of the finished columns, I don’t think anyone tried any funny stuff with the funny stuff.


I think the columns look good coming and going.



Of course once I got back to my computer, being naturally curious, I had to find out what our exciting plant is.  I do believe it is Cleome hassleriana. (photo credit hassleriana        

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking it was FRIED OKRA man for sure. He just has that Cleome Hassleriana look.

    Love your columns and the stucco color.