Last week Doug phoned in to CBC radio and told all listeners he was confused by a plant in his yard. He said it looked like an evergreen but with big leaves. I was stumped but wondered allowed if it might be the touch me not... a rather large annual.
Well the photos arrived from Doug and his plant is (drum roll) : Hollyhock. Yes, I mean the common biennial most of our mother's grew in their garden. I don't know where it came from but it sure looks healthy. It is nothing to worry about and easy to pull if you don't like it. Here are Doug's pictures of his mystery plant: