Just so you know. I do have standards. Not everything that falls out of the ground and follows me home gets a place in the garden to be. Some things get tossed.
I don't care how free they are or how much ground I could cover with so many of them. Stella De Oro daylilies are Booor Iiing. They've been tossed over the edge to die and become compost. I just know some of them will live though. You can't kill the damn things.
There are so many more interesting plants out there to choose from like this Clematis stans.
These small shrub like Clematis are now four years old and were grown from seed that hail from the mostly MIA blogger Chuck B. in San Francisco. Look how well they are doing in all that Lush. Just think how nice they will be in the future as a real garden forms around them.
The late summer native wildflowers are starting to bloom. This is very likely Solidago roanensis. It is decidedly different in form than the other goldenrod species here. Even my weeds are more interesting than Stella de Boros. This is a weed that will be allowed to stay. It will be grown and allowed to roam in the garden to be.
The ironweed is another native weed I actually grow deliberately and plan to make more use of as the garden continues to take shape. I'm getting good at recognizing the seedlings. They may be weeds, but in the garden they will be subject to a little more organization.
I might be growing a lot of weeds, but I still have some standards.