One of the first gardening books I owned had a photograph of a gardener watering the pavers in her garden. It was an herb garden and between the pavers little plants grew. I remember how much I loved the look of those little plants growing in the cracks, softening the stone. That must be why I let all and sundry grow between my stones. Sometimes herbs appear. In fact I know there will be basil plants there later in the summer, but for now there is Mexican feather grass, gaillardia, Mexican marigold mint, alyssum. Soon there will be the narrow leaf zinnias and coreopsis. There is some weeding to be done, for sure, but it is all worth it, and one of my favorite things to do is to get out on a cool morning and water the stones.