Square purple stems are strange but I am becoming accustomed to the unusual. Some deem it a weed but it looks pretty good to me.
African Mask Plant/Alocasia x amazonica 'Polly'
makes a very attractive indoor plant. It likes humidity. I water with rainwater or bottled water.
Northern Walking Stick
Look again. His head is in the middle and to the right are his front pair of legs and antennae flexed forward to contribute to the stick disguise. Distinctive backside on the left tells us it is male. This insect feeds on apple, oak, rose leaves. We put him on this available hosta leaf for a photo. He was hanging on the best he could for this photo was made in very windy conditions. One can imagine how he would blend into the surroundings on a twig or stem. Diapheromera femorata can reproduce parthenogenectically.