Catclaw Acacia – Acacia greggii

Named for the small curved thorns it bears along its branches, Catclaw Acacia is often employed in natural areas as a large desert shrub or barrier, existing on rainfall alone. However, with a little bit of supplemental irrigation and selective pruning, this desert perennial is transformed into a small semi-deciduous tree that is packed with…

Chaparral Sage – Salvia clevelandii

This distinctive evergreen shrub is instantly recognizable by the strong, sweetly refreshing fragrance it gives off when its grey-green foliage is rustled, warmed, or watered. Deer and bunnies find the aroma displeasing, so they tend to leave chaparral sage alone for people, hummingbirds, and butterflies to enjoy. It’s rumored that they can get up to…