This little stretch of turf alongside the driveway was mostly weeds and ryegrass until I noticed that Petunias had seeded themselves in a near-perfectly spaced area.
As the plants grew bigger, I pulled out cudweeds,
dandelions and other undesirables.
There is a Rose Campion plant, upper right. Two seeded themselves; I added two more
because the blossom colors are perfect. Rye grass will soon die off; meanwhile I trim it
back with grass shears.
He-Who-Mows cooperated with mowing closely, but not too. He even went between the very last little clump and the bigger clumps, so as not to cut a single plant. Mowing kind of neatened the area to make it look as if it were intentional.
I always expect volunteers and use them to best advantage, but never expected a whole flower bed to plant itself in a location that lent itself perfectly. No fertilizer was added, no watering. It was too much to hope for self-weeding. I left Harebells and other desirable little wildflowers.