This volunteer sunflower is inches from the pavement, right where the gate post is. I couldn't have selected a better spot.
|Will someone please move that basketball hoop?|
And then there's this little cantaloupe growing in the perfect corner where it can spill into the area behind the bed.
The trick is to learn to identify seedlings. One year I nurtured a plant for months that I thought for sure was a penstemon, only to find out it was a weed. Even worse was the time my gardener got ambitious and decided to weed one of my flower beds. He dug up all of my cosmos seedlings. That was not a happy day in the garden.
It takes time to recognize them, but in time you will learn to see the good volunteers from the weeds.