Desert Natives for the Garden

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Desert Natives for the Garden

Postby wildrose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:59 am

Ultimate Plant called Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa - brittle bush
I've seen several in yards in Ridgecrest and Trona. It's hardy and completely adapted to the desert environment since it's a native!
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Re: Desert Natives for the Garden

Postby wildrose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 am

Creosote Ubiquitous Across the Mojave Desert
Not only is this plant adapted to the desert environment, but it can live thousands of years!
When it rains in the desert, one can often catch the scent of creosote. Some creosote has been found to be 12,000 years old. It is ubiquitous across the Mojave Desert, including on the grounds of the Clark County Museum.

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Re: Desert Natives for the Garden

Postby shadylady » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:11 am

wildrose: Both of those plants produce some very nice blooms and they would completely be able to handle the weather in the high desert without hardly any water. It makes a lot of sense to include shrubs like these in the landscape.
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