Striking columnar planters and in the right setting they would be an eye catcher but what went wrong here? I see they have placed a spotlight on the feature, planted it with agaves and then walked away and forgotten about it.
The second mistake was surrounding the feature with grass. Oh, yes, they water and mow the grass but forget about the succulents.
Looks like the plants in this shorted column are faring a little better.
Maybe they should have planted the column with these!
I really like these metal agaves and cactus, but they do have to be in the right setting.