For quite awhile I have been wondering about some plants in the yard.
The first were these tall spikey ones with the little purple flowers. It so happens they are Creeping Bellflower, a rather pesky week. Figures, since they are so plentiful.
The other one I noticed last year but for some reason did not pull it out. This year I first suspected it was a burdock, but decided to wait, since as it grew, it did not get long stems. Turns out, after years of trying to start hollyhocks along the back fence, one managed to sprout in the backyard.
Mom dug up for me a couple of plants from her flower bed, and I successfully transplanted them, so there should be some hollyhocks against the garage next year.