It's about time for another in my irregular feature, Don't Do This.
Let's start with a close up of 2011's and 2012's trendy plant, a succulent. This one looks like a Dudleya. So far so good.
Now pan to the full expanse of yard and to see the full glory...
...of the urban heat island, reproduced in cute garden miniature down the side of the driveway. Holy shit, what a uniquely tragic design coup.