Agave vilmoriniana 'Stained Glass' And Other Sightings
In a drive close to home, spotted this new, somewhat more climate-appropriate front yard rehab. The whole front area was formerly lawn, except for the planter of roses and iris at left, which existed before the rehab.
A small circle of hybrid Bermuda grass is surrounded by a decomposed granite covered area planted with Parkinsonia x 'Desert Museum, a Cercis 'Forest Pansy' adjacent to the home, Bougainvillea, dwarf blue Dianella, and assorted succulent plants, plus a few decorative boulders.
Though our drought is not much in the news these days, it continues.
The narrow parking strip, (24"/61 cm) is planted with a groundcover Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa 'Green Carpet'?) of some sort.
Fairly well done, overall. The whole front area is slightly raised--I think that was true even when it was all lawn. Some loving maintenance will keep this looking good.
Someone had taste--they planted several Agave 'Blue Glow'.
A last, different sighting: the far smaller than A. vilmoriniana A. macroacantha 'Pablo's Choice' was unintentionally omitted from the recent All Agaves post. Added there, but here it is again if you don't care to go through that post again. Because pretty. The spines mature to a rich black, a pleasing contrast to the silver-blue leaves.