A few blocks away from my abode, one hot June evening I walked to see a local (and good) country band play at the convention center plaza. I saw this landscape again, on the corner of Santa Fe and Franklin.
I’ve driven by it many times before, but it’s better by foot.
Returning weeks later with my camera, photos from 7/13/2014 –
Like those TV Energizer Bunnies, this Hesperaloe planting just keeps blooming – they still are, and it’s late August.
Where I moved from, I often heard a bias, how “xeriscape” or “desert plants” work best with southwestern architecture. Unwilling to see it as a simple design issue.
Parroting misinformation is never good, especially in my region from someone without their desert eyes on.
No. It works best when plants are chosen for the climate and soil type that meet their needs, then designed to be in context with their space and architecture. Any space or architectural style. Design.
I’ll ignore the railroad ties [gag], seen from walking but not in my smaller car!