I have black-eyed susans growing where I didn't plant them.
And now the Joe Pye weed is naturalizing.
This is the first year that its done it in earnest.
Other years there have been a shoot here and there that I would purposely transplant with no luck. This year, new clumps are forming in other spots around the pond. It's decision time: do I let it naturalize? I had no choice with the cattails which I didn't plant.
They did that all on their own despite my attempts to stop them. A willow tree has appeared that I consistently cut down to no
avail. Then there is the ajuga.
I planted it to be a ground cover along the edge of the pond long before the irises took off. Friday I discovered it had spread quite a bit under its layer of Japanese stilt grass. But then I had intended that it naturalize.
Here's one last plant growing in the glen garden. I've left it there undisturbed because I like the looks of it.
I didn't plant it. Who did? Nature naturalized.