One of the small delights of city life is the weeds. In the country, we take weeds for granted. But in the city, weeds are often garden escapes that flourish in unlikely places. Here are three urban weeds from half a block of the same street:
A morning glory growing from a crack in the sidewalk. This is actually a native wildflower, but often grown in gardens around here.
A patch of alyssum growing along the edge of the sidewalk.
Red snapdragons dangling from a low retaining wall.