In Austin we could interpret this with Jerusalem thorn trees for height, 'Color Guard' yuccas for yellow and green spikes, Agave parryi truncata (low, blue agaves), and rosemary or copper canyon daisy for the rounded green shrub in the foreground.
We are standing at a time when two ages are colliding. There is chaos; there is upheaval in society; there is a breakdown of the old structures before the new ones are built. In this moment, great forces of consciousness are available and are at work. If we can be alert, we can catch this moment. These are the moments when the greatest transformations are possible. -Kabir Jaffe
Grow perennial vegetables. Plant once, enjoy for 20 years. This pic is an artichoke that grows very tall. "They are ideal for planting now in the veg patch, big pots or even within gaps in beds and borders. My choice of long-living edibles that are easy to look after are asparagus, globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, sea kale, cardoon, chicory and varieties of broccoli, onion and oca, a plant from South America that forms underground tubers that are eaten like potatoes."