Growing other plants around these just won't do in this case. I'm about to ask some questions which might make me look like an idiot, but I don't have a very good reputation here anyway so I don't care. 1: Would it be possible to mutilate my plant by trimming leaves here and there, making it look completely different yet still keeping the plant alive? 2: Any safe way to dye the plant without killing it? I'm thinking of dying it red/brown. 3: If all goes to shit and my friends or family question me about the plants, should I just say that they're acers? I know that the leaves can look similar but would they tell from the stalk that they're definitely not going to grow into trees? I've never grown a tree before so I don't know what it looks like in the early stages. It would also look weird that I'm growing 5+ maple trees but I could always say that I'm gonna plant them in the local park. I'm not living with anyone at the moment. I'd like to be able to have my family over and not have to worry when having a few friends over to watch tv. I'm not bothered with getting the best results from my plants as I'm growing from hemp seeds which basically makes it all free. I know that I can't get high off anything that these plants produce. I'm growing them for a specific reason which I'm not bothered to get into here, so let's leave it at that, ok?