When I began this remodel, the site had three great assets: a little group of mature feather trees, nice chunks of flagstone, and a whole bunch of overgrown slipper plant. In the new design, I was able to repurpose all three of these assets. We shaped the trees and left them in place, made some nice new pathways with the flagstone, and potted the slipper plant in four glazed pots under the porch. The square courtyard lent itself to a more formal pattern and I put a small stock tank fountain in the center of the garden, which effectively divided the garden into quadrants. In those quadrants I planted gorilla’s armpit, Texas tuberose, partridge breast aloe, and Angelita daisies.