Iceberg roses there on the side, in the foreground.
This is a busy street so the owners had screens put up in front of the windows, perhaps for privacy. Once upon a time, this was a dead-end street that was very quiet. An old citrus orchard was transformed into housing and the street was no longer dead-end and no longer quiet.
Not sure I'd do the screens--busy or not, would you want to look out on a fence? Looks okay from the sidewalk, though. There's a good wide path to the front door past a section of decomposed granite, blocks of plants, including yellow-foliaged Euonymous, five conical conifers, and four 'Desert Museum' trees that could use some (properly done) re-staking.
The "annual color" at this moment is red Cyclamens, just barely visible. Last summer it was purple Petunias.
To the side of the home is a block of formally arranged Salvia leucantha, Buxus, Red Pennisetum clumping grasses, Phormiums, pink flowered groundcover Roses, and Hemerocallis.
Here's that formal block from the side:
Materials on the mailbox enclosure could be better. The hellstrip is very narrow and is done in decomposed granite.
The hellstrip on the side of the home has several Lophostemnon conferta aka Tristania conferta common name Brisbane Box trees underplanted with clump grasses, Cistanthe grandiflora, Cordylines, and a lone Agave (not clearly visible):
I would have gone with Myrtus instead of Box (better heat resistance, less thirsty), and something besides pink ground cover roses (they don't do well here). The Salvia leucantha spreads over time so that grid of them won't be orderly forever, but overall, very well done. We enjoy seeing it every time we pass by.
We may exceed or at least reach our historic average rainfall this weekend--over the next four days several more inches of rain are predicted and we have already received close to ten inches of rain since October 1st. Will lawn removal projects continue if drought takes a few years off?