I know they're all really perennials, but it's still really cool when you see it with your own eyes. In my case it was because I moved from zone 5 to almost-9. Who else has experienced this type of happy accident/revelation/micro climate freakout?
I've mentioned them a few times and finally remembered to take a pic of one of the patches of spider plants in my Mom's yard. We discovered they were perennials here when a baby fell from a hanging plant, took root, and came back the next year. This patch has been in place for 3-4 years at the base of a live oak tree. They look really cool when they are blooming, which they do very heavily when in the ground.
Also noticed I got some of the wax begonias in this shot. They have been coming back also since she planted them about 4 years ago. The "mulch" is oak leaves.
My bf's Mom has aloe in her back yard.
I've usually had at least 1 pot of purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) in the house over the years, and was thrilled to discover it does well in the ground here. If the dog would quit laying on it every time it starts to look good, I would take a pic.