Front Slope Changes

One of the milkweed plants on the front slope was bedraggled.  Now I see why.
It is time to remove the two Euphorbia turicallii on the front slope.  However beautiful they are, they are now growing too close to the street.  I can't take the chance of a passerby getting caustic Euphorbia sap on themselves.  This empty spot is where the first one was:
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The other is a little farther back off the street.  I've cut it back partially, away from the curb, and now must wait until space is available in the green bins.  The root system, thankfully, was fairly modest and not overly difficult to dig out.  I will also remove the Senecio barbertonicus, saving a piece to plant elsewhere.  While I love the green green green color of the Senecio, which the plant maintains despite no irrigation, I hate the spent flowers:
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The 'Dark Shadows' Dyckia will also go. 
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 Staying on the slope:  the variegated Ceanothus 'Lemon Ice' is doing well and has grown considerably.  When did I plant that?  Just so happens I can look it up on this blog:  March 13, 2013.  I knew there was a good reason I blogged. 
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The 'Moonlight' Grevillea is also doing well.  That was planted on...January 7th of this year.  
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At the very top of the slope, 'Laguna' rose, hacked back because wind pulled it off the front fence, is halfway leafed out:
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Aloe 'Fire Ranch' offers the last of its spring flowers. 
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I will plant more Senecio mandraliscae at the bottom of the slope, to continue it along the whole front edge.  It's an aggressive grower, but the lack of irrigation keeps it in check.  Behind that--perhaps Aloe broomii and one or two of the baby 'Joe Hoak' offsets.  Agave 'Joe Hoak' Senior is weary.  If it is going to bloom, it must do so soon, before it is completely exhausted.  The little Aloe in the middle of the next photo is another A. ferox, and will grow upwards without interfering with any plants that end up below it.  A piece of Maireana sedifolia is growing back from the stump I left a few years ago.  Welcome back, honey. 
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The slope develops and changes. 
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Comments

  1. Such consideration for passers-by is admirable, indeed.

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    1. Well, they were getting really big, and I just worry about that sap. Should have planted them at the top of the slope away from the street, but hindsight is 20/20...

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  2. I love your front slope. Living in a town that's completely flat, what I wouldn't give for some slope :-)

    How long did it take before your Aloe 'Fire Ranch' bloomed? I've had one in the ground for 5 years, and it has never bloomed.

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    1. Slope is good! It took mine about 3 years, I think. Water is what did it.

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