Above: the "anchor" of the space is an Aloe 'Hercules'.
I've been removing and moving roses. I want to make this area look more...I don't know...something with agaves and aloes instead of roses. The roses in this area looked dreary most of this year. Too many heat waves. Or it is just time for a change.
Maybe something like this, sort of--the desert garden at the Newport Beach civic center.
A lot of Aloes need a home in the ground: suzannae, 'Always Red', betsileensis, claviflora, tomentosa, aculeata, alooides, pilansii, harlana, petricola, capitata var quartzicola...
Agaves, too. A dozen 'Joe Hoak' offsets, for example.
Hopefully I can come up with a design of some sort by the time I pull out/move all the roses in this section. It feels like it's time for a change.