Six red flowering yuccas (hesperaloe parviflora) were planted near the garage nearly 20 years ago. They were definitely pretty when in bloom as shown here in Spring 2010
But the deer often snapped off the blooms and I thought they looked boring much of the year
Somewhat like the H-E-B parking lot
Not a bad choice for the local shopping center, but not so good for a color loving gardener like me. One of my favorite things about San Antonio is how colorful everything is and I enjoy bringing that home. Definitely time for some changes.
The south facing spot gets maximum sun exposure and plenty of reflected heat so anything here needs to be tough. In the spring of 2010 we planted gold lantana in front. Last fall we added Mexican Bird of Paradise (caeselpinia mexicana), Pride of Barbados (caeselpinia pulcherima) and a lantana camara found growing wild nearby
A gardening friend shared a native Velvet pod mimosa (Mimosa dyscarpa) which will eventually grow up about six feet against the stone wall.
One of the large red yuccas has been transplanted to the back yard and the others will be divided and planted along side the driveway in the near future.
As always around here there's more work to do. Two more gold lantanas will be added in front of the agave. The old landscaper's border will be pulled out.