Since it's slow in the garden I'm going back through photos for interesting things I've found along the way in the past year or so.
This pie-shaped spot surrounded by two retail parking lots often catches my attention as I drive by. A tall yucca with opuntia and ornamental grass at the base are good choices for landscaping in our climate. Nice looking, simple, and low maintenance. I think David at The Desert Edge would approve of this arrangement although you might not see this combination in the wild.
When I took the above photo there were so many weeds I wondered if anyone maintained this little slice of landscape. A few weeks later I discovered that someone does indeed care for this spot as the weeds had been removed. Better than plain gravel or struggling non-native plants.
Curious mix of architecture with the shed-style building attached to a more traditional building with arches typical of our region. The plants in containers near the front door to the left are mostly grasses while the animal clinic (with the arches) at the far end sports a less interesting row of indian hawthorne shrubs.
It gets especially hot along parking lots in summer so the plants work well behind this building which houses a dentist office. Do you think the patients can see the yucca from the chair?