Phytolacca americana, AKA American Pokeweed is indeed a huge weed but it's not difficult to control and I love the fuchsia/magenta stems and glossy purple/black berries. I let one grow a bit close to the street and it had to go.
One of the variegated giant grasses sent a few stems toppling in the wind so they got cut..
Choisya ternata 'Sundance' is a marvelous golden broad leafed evergreen which someone planted years ago and now has to cut back several times a year as it is a vigorous grower. Fortunately, the haircuts just make it bushier.
Here's the chair posing outside in the wet autumn garden.
here to see vases from around the world.