Does anyone else encourage “weeds?”

Does anyone else encourage “weeds?”

I have passionflower (maypops) in my yard and flower-garden. My dad saw them and said "Kill them quick, before they take over!" I told him I let the ones in the flower-garden stay on purpose. They're pretty, they don't need my care, and they're the host plant for Gulf Fritillary butterfly larvae. Plus, you know, there's the odd chance an actual passionfruit might make it to ripeness (ha!) I've also let all the sunflowers that sprouted from birds dropping seeds out of my feeders to grow right where they've landed. :D DSC00119
Couple of questions and some garden pr0n

Couple of questions and some garden pr0n

CRAP!

CRAP!

Lavender

Lavender

Snake Emergency!

Snake Emergency!

Impatiens

Impatiens

Blue flowers

Blue flowers