Ok, I do have one more plant I've admired - and curious to know what to search for during next year's planting season. I hope these aren't overly obvious questions and pics and that others might benefit, too. Thanks again, Sandra
SOLVED: Almost like a tall skinny two-tone poinsetta on top
JustJen Gulfport, MS(Zone 8a) Sep 17, 2001
its an amaranthus, although i cant tell you specifically which one it is.