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
Does anyone else encourage weeds?

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

plant ID please?

plant ID please?

Because not dying or putting yourself in the hospital is a great skill to have.

Because not dying or putting yourself in the hospital is a great skill to have.

Home sick and bored. What to do? Take pictures of my plants!

Home sick and bored. What to do? Take pictures of my plants!

take a walk in my garden

take a walk in my garden

Shady spot,  hostas, want some opinions

Shady spot, hostas, want some opinions