This small condo backyard, originally a steep hill and not a useable space, has been beautifully terraced by Pat Brodie Landscape Design with stone and includes succulents, seasonal color, and drought tolerant plants.

Large, sculptural agaves such as Agave vilmoriniana (Octopus Agave), luminous Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' (Mauritius Hemp) and various mid-sized aloes are dotting the garden with their wonderful shapes and evergreen foliage. Dazzling color 

Adding punch to the landscape are the rich purple blooms of Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage) and the brilliant golden flowers of Tagetes lemmonii (Mexican Marigold), two drought tolerant shrubs with aromatic foliage and long-lasting blossoms.

Other bold plants drawing attention are the dark Aeonium 'Zwartkop' or sunny Aeonium 'Sunburnt'. The garden beds are underplanted with rivers of cool Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalk Stick) and eye-catching Echeverias.

A relatively easy to maintain and waterwise garden and a feast for the eyes too!