And some more. Baby Echinacea. The apple cuttings are happy. California poppies; basket of spring flowers; apricots (may they survive the winds); and yarrow is sprouting in the yarrow spot.
What nature has done here while I've been feeling down. We've got a baby honey mesquite and her mother; desert wild grape (with little buds!); big berry manzanita with some little berries; a hybrid grape (desert wild + table grape) that's reasonably drought tolerant; a mulberry shrub that leaves out late this week; and the lovely evening primrose. My son has been applying water in the wind and higher temps.
Surfers really do look like seals out there.
Cultivars. The wisteria is is looking a little...small this spring. Starting lemon balm in pots this year. It's not that I don't want to share with the ground squirrels, this is the only way I can share with them! I'm letting one raised bed go wild for them. We'll see what happens there.
More seasonal changes: Mojave mound cactus blooming overnight; manzanita (A. glauca); elderberry; some yarrow; desert wild grape leafing out. Growing native and desert plant isn't as easy as I used to think. Complex relationships with us, all facets of the environment around us, all in relationship together. It doesn't happen in a single season.