Even if one does not intend to have a particular plant or type of grass, they're bound to land in your garden if the species exist in neighbourhood surrounds, whether one likes it or not. The wind, the birds, hired help with their lawnmowers, all play their role in nature's mystic cycle of life...
The maintenance bit to rid the undesired species then becomes the bane of the gardener. Precious time that could be spent on nuturing, giving TLC to desired species gave way to time spent getting rid of the unwanted. Urrgh!
Here's some palm seeds which defy the odds. Not only to survive, but thrive in the most unlikely places with little care nor maintenance.
More like a tropical palm's take on Paul Young's song, "Wherever I lay my Hat, that's my home", here are my surprise finds...
Whilst not too clearly seen in the centre of this pic - a palm seedling (Areca sp.) amongst fern + weeds found themselves stranded in high places, a pitcher plant (Nepenthes) fountain in the city centre.
A whole bunch of Lady Palm (Raphis excelsa) seedlings survive on construction debris in the city
I'm a jail palm, get me out of here!
Reaching out... safe and sound, a well protected palm seedling (Areca sp.) growing in a 2ft deep 1ft wide and very long drain (cell?) outside a shopping mall carpark in Kota Damasara.