If you are looking for some desert happy plants to add to your garden, you should take a look at what has been blooming in my garden this past week. The bursts of color in my backyard are like fireworks all day long.
This is a Blanket Flower plant I bought at Star Nursery last year. I happened to pick up a variety that grows a bit tall and has a rugged, weedy look to it.
These are some of the Perky Sue’s that are blooming in my backyard. It’s a drought tolerant plant that gives a look of grass, especially as it mounds, with an added bonus of a bazillion cheerful yellow flowers.
I did not plant this Nasturtium. It just popped up on its own, a delightful surprise woven between aloe plants and sagebrush.
Here is the area of my garden I call Hummingbird Alley. I have been planting a variety penstemons and am hoping to plant more. So far I have a Parry Penstemon, Diablo Penstemon, Pinto Beardtongue Penstemon, a Penstemon Palmeri and two Superb Penstemons.
This plant grows all around town in Southern Nevada, it’s the Desert Marigold. Its silvery green leaves are accented by vibrant yellow flowers. I was surprised by how big this plant grew, but was able to cut it back a bit to maintain a more manageable size.
Good luck finding eye catching flowers that will bloom in your desert garden this spring and in years to come!