Before there was a garden here, there were weeds. Seeds blew in from the desert, sprouted, grew, died, and seeded again. The cycle continues despite my efforts to combat them and, as is the way with weeds, presumably will still continue when the garden is no more.
In the meantime, I present a special moment: the first seedling from a garden plant. Growing in the shelter of its parent, Salvia greggii "Autumn Moon", beside a miniature rose.
As S. greggii has sent down thousands of seeds (it has scarcely been out of bloom since planting five months ago) and this is the first seedling I have noticed, I'm not too concerned about it becoming invasive. So I feel free to celebrate this little milestone. The garden is here to stay!