I visited my friend, Yvonne's garden last week and many of hers are blooming nicely while ours seem to have gone dormant. She has many plants clustered together - as, for example, the two different lantanas and an hibiscus in the middle. I guess they're providing protection for the roots. The hibiscus here is the size of a small dinner plate.
I love this succulent, don't know its Latin name but it's known as Desert Rose....beautiful and I want one. Y. has promised me one of its babies and I will swap my incense plant with her.
Another Desert Rose set amongst rocks.
And this lethal-looking cactus type is beautiful, but dangerous. Click on to see the lovely red leaf edges and the very sharp tips. Other friends have something similar and bigger and found a use for all their wine corks by fixing them on the sharp tips. Must take a pic when I next visit and let you see. They call it "the cork tree"!