I've been gardening a bit this summer. We have so many rose bushes and flowery plants that make my mom happy...now I'm planting things that make me happy like herbs and succulents. I love succulents. They are like cute little math equations displayed visually...real life fractal patterns. Besides their aesthetic qualities, they are a smart choice for conserving water since they don't require frequent watering.
Besides succulents, I have (secretly) planted sunflowers. The sunflower is my favorite flower. I've haven't told anyone they're there so it will be surprise when they bloom.
My little baby sunflowers.