This pic above is basically what I'm working with in our yard. Baked, dry, scorched all come to mind. Since E and the guys replaced the perimeter wall around the house (and ripped up the plants in the process) he has given me the green-light to be the "jardinera" and design a new garden/yard scheme. As if I have experience and knowledge in doing this, ha!
We have 1 aloe cactus that we bought at the supermarket, put in the ground and hoped it would grow. 4 years later it is full and has 9 (!) babies growing along side of it. This is not our aloe, but an idea of what it looks like:
So I definitely want to keep that and let it prosper. We also have a leafy tree (seen below) and a nice full palm tree right next to the porch. These i love because they cast green and blow in the breeze, etc. The pic below is roughly what the yard looks like now:
Yeah.......so clearly I have a long way to go! Because of the sun and the fact that we're not home part of year for weeks at a time (kayak season), we need plants that LOVE the sunlight and don't need water. Shouldn't be too hard, right? This is Baja, afterall...I have a feeling I will end up with a yard full of these pretty babies: