I was blessed with many beautiful cosmos beds (above photo) over the years, and they were the source of much joy for me. I also was graced with many veggie volunteers, including this sprawling pumpkin (below), which crawled and took over an entire end of my garden one summer. I seem to recall I got a handful of pumpkins out of the plant, too.
This purple clematis (below) became a focal point of my clothesline flower garden, spreading up the poles and providing rich beautiful summer color.
These giant sunflowers (below) faced east, saluting the morning sun. They always seemed like they had minds of their own!