Below are some random landscapes I saw driving back home a few weeks ago; none are of my design.
Pinon (L back), Prickly Pear (front), Rosemary and patio wall (R back), Desert Willow trunks (R), white mailbox and axial walk to front:
Banana Yucca, Red Yucca (front):
Sotol (L), red door and white portal / covered patio interior:
Sotol and Lavender (front), Red-Tip Photinia (middle), Parry's Agave and shade ramada (back):
Sotol (front L), Creosote Bush (rear R):
Japanese Euonymus hedge. The anti-design/lawn/roses/order clique here loves to hate this old-time evergreen, but this is one tough plant - not as susceptible to scale and other problems here as other places:
On a future post, I might contrast fleeting flower-centered landscapes with some alternatives "designed for February".