For the last couple of summers, Alan and I have the same argument...
Kim: I'm going to cut that stupid plant down.
Alan: I thought you said it was an elephant ear plant?
Kim: I said it looks like one, however that doesn't mean I want to keep it! I'm going to cut it down.
Alan: No, you are not. It is nice having things that come back every year.
Kim: But it looks stupid, and ugly and it over powers everything else.
Alan: Leave it. I like it. It looks like it is going to flower soon!
I eventually give in and leave it. It is extremely ugly. It had never flowered... until this year... :)
On Thursday, I grinned to myself, took the following 2 photos and stayed quiet.
On Friday, with his head held low, Alan approached me.
Alan: I think I'm going to cut down that plant.
Kim: Now, why would you do that?
Alan: I think it is a cocklebur plant.
Kim: (*Trying not to smile, too big) Oh, Okay.
I think he enjoyed cutting it down a bit much. However I let him have his fun, being I won this one ;)