I was moving a Kalanchoe orgyalis from one spot in the back to another spot in the back, and suddenly realized it was a good shrubby plant of vertical habit for along the Project wall.
This will work:
I bought a six-pack of tiny K. orgyalis plants for $3 a couple of years ago, gave one plant away and kept the rest. The two largest, better watered than the other three, are about 30" tall now. These Kalanchoes will be perfectly happy with the reflected heat from the wall, and actually look better the less water they get.
The three plants grown drier are shorter and more intensely copper.
The three plants grown drier are to the right along the wall. The two grow with more water are double the size. One of the taller Kalanchoes is visible, to the left of the three shorties. I've moved out several daylilies, but several more remain. The Aloe in the foreground I'll also move, as well as the little Magnolia stellata (above the Aloe).
I planted the black Lagerstroemia here, out from the wall and in between two Kalanchoes spaced more widely apart than the rest, but am unsure if the black foliage of the Lagerstroemia will work in an otherwise blue and silver color scheme. The intent was to screen an uphill home from view when standing on our driveway and in the entry area. The spot next to the street also will provide the heat Lagerstroemias love. Adding some black Aeoniums here and there, would bring more black foliage into the scheme--that might help.
This area by the mailbox is now almost cleared out and raked even. I'll move or discard the Teucrium, and move the green Aloe. The Aloe brevifolia clump is laying until I can split it up and replant it somewhere here.
The Aloe brevifolia color is just right. It's been a very slow grower because it got no water where it was planted. That was purchased as a single rosette quite a few years ago--at least seven or eight. It might have been the very first Aloe I ever bought.
I tried one of the Grevillea 'Superb' next to the mailbox...will it work? If grows to around 6'x6', there's space, with space for Agaves or Aloes around it. I like the idea of enjoying 'Superb' flowers when I go out to get the mail. Looking from the street:
From the other direction:
That's where I am so far on this project. At least I'm working on it, not procrastinating!