Weed or perennial?
Gardening has never been my strong suit: example 1, example 2. It's just not something that comes naturally to me. But I do enjoy it, so every year I try my best, hope that I don't kill everything.
We're very fortunate that our current house is beautifully landscaped with a huge variety of perennials that bloom throughout the summer. They are beautiful and for the most part require no work, but there are a couple I'm starting to think don't belong.
Weed Evidence: This giant plant is in a tiny area off our front walkway. It doesn't appear to bloom really, sticks around all summer, and grows rapidly.
Perennial Evidence: It came back again this year. Maybe weeds do that too?
Weed evidence: It's in an awkward location, near in the way back of a garden where the composting bin used to be. Its the only non-hosta/fern in the entire garden.
Perennial Evidence: It almost looks like a small bush. Its has much more sturdier branches than I expect a weed to have.
So any gardeners out there that can help? I don't want to rip them out if they are actual plants, but they both look kinda terrible. What to you guys think: weed or perennial? Keep them or ditch them?