My garden is in full bloom right now and this will continue until about May 1, when the heat will take car of all the wildflowers. The Bush Morning Glory shrubs (Convolvulus cneorum) have opened their flowers. They are among the very few white flowers I have in my garden.
My garden, considered a xeriscape, uses drought tolerant plants with very low water needs. Many varieties in my garden need only rainfall. The rest need some supplemental water, mostly in summer. My irrigation/emitter system is off from early November until mid-March. This causes trees to be slower growing, which resulting in fewer trimmings. Plants will now begin to receive water about once a month until May, and then from May to September, about twice a month. When we have long periods of heat above 107º F, I’ll up the water frequency to every seven to ten days.
Parry's Penstemon (Penstemon parryi) in various colors is in full bloom, and the Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) has just started. All my Penstemon plants are volunteers from a couple of original plants when I started my garden. There are thousands growing all over, mostly in unwanted areas.
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst' is totally loaded with fresh bracts. I have two of these in my front yard.
This is in a portion of my front yard. I am the only one in the neighborhood with wildflowers. I hope the neighbors understand. Before wildflowers bloom they look like weeds, so I crossed my fingers and hoped the neighbors wouldn't report me as a yard slacker before the Desert Bluebells bloomed.
The Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisioides) is so loaded with flowers that it had to be staked and tied to keep it from falling over. The scent is wonderful!
One last view of a portion of my garden. All the green on the ground to the left are thousands of Penstemon seedlings. These will have to go.