Red Baja Fairy Duster - calliandra californica
Sandpaper Verbena, a suggestion from AZPlantLady - verbena rigida.
Blackfoot Daisy - melampodium leucantham
Another great suggestion from Noelle, Angelita Daisy - tetraneuris acaulis
Some salvia species, I'll track down specifics.
My agave lophantha quadrocolor sent off multiple pups. I planted them in various places around the yard.
Four along the west strip of the yard, one under the mesquite.
I hope to fill, and I mean pack tightly, this strip with compact sized species, like a. lophantha, a. titanota, a. parryi, a. geminiflora, a victoriae-reginae.
Also one Zinnia seed of dozens planted bloomed.
On to the backyard plantings. If you're still with me here, bless you.
Red Mexican Bird of Paradise, caesalpinia pulcharrema in the mid-ground and Pink Baja Fairy Duster, calliandra eriophylla near the boulder. Near the rock feature in the fresh dirt are 3 banana pups from the banana trees.
Red Mexican Bird of Paradise, caesalpinia pulcharrema, next to the remains of a too delicate red hibiscus, that broke my heart by dying after serious attention for months. I still haven't fully given up, unrealistically. I left the roots hoping something resurrects.
Rain Lily, zephyranthes near the pool.
Pink Baja Fairy Duster, calliandra eriophylla
Guara, guara lindheimeri. I love this little guy, looking forward to watching it grow.
Black Knight Butterfly Bush, buddleja davidii. This was a steal I found at Lowe's, in the deep discount section. It's a mess, barely alive, but it will be a beauty next summer.
As mentioned above, I replanted the 3 banana pups over by the pool rock feature. I'm not sure of the exact variety, hopefully we'll get bananas someday and I'll know. In the last big wind storm the bigger banana broke, but it's still putting out new leaves.
I relocated the desert senna, senna covesii, from a pot to the yard. It was looking a little restricted in the container.
In the neighborhood, a lot of the agave vilmoriniana, octopus agave, bloomed. Over the months on my morning walks I have collected and potted more than a dozen bulbils. I've also guerrilla gardened dozens around the neighborhood. Everywhere I've seen an empty drip emitter. This week I planted 9 of them around the backyard. I've noticed that the octopus agaves in full sun struggle through the summer. Those in partial shade are magnificent. So I've planted these in partial shade.