Desert Ruellia - Maintenance: Prune back to 1 1/2 ft. in early March. Avoid repeated pruning during the year. Allow it to grow into its natural shape. Hardy to 25 degrees.
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Trees - low litter for around pools Willow Acacia Acacia salicina Shoestring Acacia Acacia stenophylla Mediterranean Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis Desert Fern Lysiloma watsonii Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii Southern Live Oak Quercus virginiana Queen Palm Syagrus romanzofianum
Aloe polyphylla: 'Spiral Aloe'
Botanical name:Common names: Slipper plant, lady’s slipper USDA zones: 9-10 Water requirement: Water monthly or as needed Sun requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: 3'-6’ tall x 3'-6' wide (clumps) Growth rate: Slow Environmental benefits/concerns: Drought tolerant; attracts hummingbirds; can cause skin irritation; white sap poisonous if ingested Modern Landscapes, Slippers Plants, Lights Shades, Front Yards, Landscapes Design, Prideaux Design, Hummingbirds, Deserts, Yards Ideas
SHADE Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)- 2'-4' tall Plant in light shade to full sun exposure. It is fairly drought tolerant, but looks better and grows larger when given regular supplemental water in the summer. Arizona Plants, Lights Shades, Pretty Flowers, Free Plants, Hummingbirds Gardens, Deserts Yards, Mexicans Honeysuckle, Beauty Plants, Deserts Plants
White Spanish Colonial with overgrown bougenvillea
RAMBLINGS FROM A DESERT GARDEN....
Ironwood trees (Olneya tesota), Little Leaf Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla), Bursage (Ambrosia deltoidea) and Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa