Hospital Drive-by: June

After dropping off my friend at the train station, I was curious about my design in front of a new El Paso hospital. Photos from 6/21/20:

Their new rules dictate one must get written permission from their administration, in order to photograph and only on a specific day. Since I was nearby, I did what one would expect of me. I took quick photos from my car, stopping at key spots!

Misguided people have latched onto such proprietary rules since 9/11. Yet there’s no harm in photos of design or plants, only good.

My DSLR camera and iPhone…ready!

Sorry for the angle that clipped your flag, Texans…

Cultural companions, also native: Yucca rostrata with Muhlenbergia emersleyi

Agave parryi ssp. truncata tucks nicely between boulders, though I would have used something other than adapted Salvia clevelandii had I known about that attractive sign.

This hospital landscape has a more appropriate, inviting design than the hospital I periodically visit in Scottsdale, by the way. Even though the helipad area limits tree use for some distance, more yuccas soften that use with voluminous Baccharis x Thompson.

Even with the usual faux pas of maintenance (you know…) and facilities (so many non-smoking signs), it’s satisfyingly simple in areas.

Just more Yucca rostrata and Agave parryi ssp. truncata, this time with billowy and unshaped Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Rio Bravo.’ (victory…bravo!)

It all grows under all that big sky of far west Texas.

Understated elegance rules, flowers are optional!