A small garden in the English style, set in the wilds of the northern Sonora Desert...
Ha! Maybe you need to add some bunny tail grass (Lagurus ovatus) - it's an annual but has self-seeded here. Or maybe snake flower (Bulbine frutescens, aka cat's tail), a shrub-like succulent.
Definitely I need Bulbine; I didn't know about the "cat's tail" name - how fun ;-)
Haha! Love it! You have some beautiful animals there!
Thanks Kate! And thanks for encouraging me to try Leonotis. Oddly enough -- considering it was in bloom when I bought it last autumn -- it seems to be forming buds again now. I will be interested to see what its normal bloom time is here!
These are pleasing plant/animal connections. We have a weed in the UK who's common name is 'Mares Tails'. I would not wish it on any one, it is prehistoric, its leaves have a wax coating which glyphosate runs off, long black roots that will grow from the smallest piece. It is one for the dangerous animal cage!!
How awful, Brian! Even worse than our Storksbill filaree (Erodium cicutarium), which has apparently some good qualities, but produces awns that can screw themselves into flesh... Curiously, it is also the first known introduced weed in North America! Think I'll stick with the gentle things like lamb's ears ;-)