Oh dear, what's going on behind that Ligustrum hedge?
I saw this garden go from typical bermuda grass lawn and a few foundation junipers (cubed, of course) to a quite stylish no-lawn design, but I should have gotten photographs before the hedge got so tall photographs became difficult. In the past few months I saw Agave flower stems towering over the hedge, so yesterday I drove by and took a few photos over the garden's gate. I was curious as to which Agaves were blooming--and you never know, a few bulbils might have fallen over the hedge and onto the sidewalk...
The entire front yard is edged with an increasingly tall and dense sheared Ligustrum japonicum privacy hedge.
The cubed foundation junipers were replaced with a disciplined palette of Agave, Aeonium, blue fescue, and Aloe noblis. A grey gravel walk circles the house with the same Agave/Aeonium/Fescue/Aloe combination on either side of the walkway. The parkways (the planted strip between the sidewalk and the street) are Dymondia margaretae, but they did a poor job of removing the bermuda grass, so it is now a mix of Dymondia and bermuda grass, giving new meaning to the common term for parkways, "hell strip".
The Agaves were completely bloomed out, dry shadows of themselves.
I was really longing for a few bulbils. I do not have an Agave vilmoriniana.
Nice yard, far better than the grass version. They only need to redo the parkways with some of those vilmoriniana bulbils, and considering how many Agaves were in bloom, they could provide parkway vilmorniniana plants for every single home a mile in all directions. Wouldn't that be awesome? I wish I'd had the nerve to ring the doorbell and ask for some bulbils.