To a drive-by, these key areas have impact. But do they have the impact designed into them originally?
This worked, especially with the Yucca faxoniana, but I cannot ignore the large bare stretch by the Rhus lanceolata.
The original wildflowers are gone at the far left end among the agaves, and the low evergreen Ericameria laricifolia missing from the near, right.
Yet holding their ground and defining the space nicely with the other plants missing, the yuccas and the framed yuccas with Nolina greenei behind both work. The low Rhus lanceolata in front defines the space for drivers, too.
Looking forward towards the yuccas and beargrasses more closely…
My design had more shrubs and so did that post-installation view, than exists now.
Maintenance is usually some of the reason, with drip irrigation not re-buried correctly, as periodic erosion occurs.
So was installation: the developer’s field person let me know about his waiving the contractor’s occasional errors in plant and even drip emitter placement, compared to what my plans specified.
8/15/17 weather: 92 / 64 / 0.00