Since I was driving right by I figured I'd better stop and check out the Agaves, up-close. Five A. ovatifolia planted curbside back in 2012...
While I was there to check up on winter damage, I think most of the ugliness I observed was do to violent passers-by, as well as perhaps snow removal equipment during the worst of our winter. Poor things.
Otherwise they look good and solid.
Oh! Check out the Agave 'Mateo' on the right!
These guys will live on to see another summer.
And hopefully a few after that. I think their main enemy isn't the weather so much as lame humans.
A parting glance before we check out a few other plants...
Huh. I first spotted a pair of rusted metal sphere's planted up and placed in the hellstrip back in 2015. I hadn't seen them in awhile so I thought they'd been removed.
I guess maybe just buried?
And lest we forget there's a reason they call them hellstrips.
Happy Opuntia (right next to the sidewalk, gotta love bold planting)...
And this! Wow, Euphorbia stygiana. If I'm not mistaken this plant has also been growing here since at least 2012. Pretty impressive for a marginally hardy Euphorbia. I planted one (my second) a few weeks ago. Fingers crossed.
I loved, I bought, I lost. Just as well. There are plenty out there in the landscape for me to enjoy.
Catalina Ironwood, or properly known as Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius.
A tree I would love to have in my hellstrip.
Wow, a Beschorneria? Huh, looks like it didn't care about winter.
I wanted to venture further into the courtyard to snap photos but the harsh shadows told me not to bother.
Instead it was time to head home.
Weather Diary, May 15: Hi 60, Low 45/ Precip .18"
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