This weekend we did allot of rearranging in the front yard garden. We took out some big, old unhappy rosemary and Texas sage, opening up some crowded areas. I added some things new to me, Allison Mexican heather (cuphea hyssopifolia Allison); a salvia with blue-violet blooms, Victoria (salvia farinaceae Victoria), which is similar to indigo spires but more compact and shorter; a bit of cobalt salvia (salvia guaranitica cobalt); Mexican honeysuckle (justicia spicigera); and Louisiana blue phlox (phlox divaricata).
I even planted some wildly non-drought-tolerant annuals, a delphinium (delphinium x belladonna) and some heliotrope (heliotropium arborescens Atlantis). I now even have a porch plant for the first time in years, a Mona Lavender (plectranthus Mona Lavender). I still want to add a few more Victoria salvias and bicolor iris, then I'll post an overview photo.
potted cobalt salvia (salvia guaranitica cobalt) with Victoria salvia planted to its left
In the foreground is heliotrope(heliotropium arborescens Atlantis), directly behind it is the delphinium(delphinium x belladonna)heliotrope, and in the back is the Louisiana blue phlox (phlox divaricata). The potted beauty is a Mona Lavender (plectranthus Mona Lavender).
closer heliotrope and delphinium
east side: the carpenters took out all the old nandinas that were scraping the house, so I started adding some replacements: silverado sage, bicolor iris, phlox, Mexican heather, tiny transplanted Mexican feather grass, and variegated society garlic.
westside: same story as eastside. I moved the red pot from the front, and planted Mexican heather, phlox, and tiny transplanted society garlic.