The dry creek areas and the large expanse of decomposed granite were looking in pretty good shape. There is a drip line which runs along side the garage and the front wall. Nothing else gets watered unless I go out with a hose.
A number of plants have made their home here. Mexican feather grass, yaupon holly, mullein and a Texas sage. They seems to be holding on even in the absence of water.
All the agaves are standing bolt upright in order to protect their large leaf surfaces.
The lantana at the top end is stunted. All in all the area looks pretty good and is holding its own.
In the spring David removed the large Vitex that had been growing in the corner of the garage. Still unsure what to plant there I dug out a seedling vitex as a replacement. It seems to have taken off and I may just end up leaving it there. I will have other garden expenses this fall. I rather like the vitex, despite the fact that it is a weed. I find the smell attractive.
I am disappointed that the area on the other side of the dry gravel has taken a serious hit. I had large stands of Copper Canyon daisy. All seems to be lost and I shall miss the mass of yellow flowering this fall.
It only took me half an hour to clean up the few weeds and take out old mulleins. Then I gave the agaves a drink of water.