The herbs on the left and the top right and the lettuce on the bottom right are in a patch of dirt on the side of our house. It's a high traffic area and whatever is there receives a lot of attention and, so, I always thought whatever grew there must be highly decorative.
Since moving in the spot has housed many things: zinnias (looked nice), porchulaca (looked OK) and later, roses (they looked horrid in the spot-- they didn't do well there plus I don't know how to keep roses looking effortless and gorgeous).
Finally, after years of trying to create other peoples' visions, I am doing what I want. Flowers, shmauers; herbs, lettuce and spinach are beautiful too.