Those who have never picked up their free pair of desert eyes often miss the basics that make desert landscapes what they can be celebrated for. The skies, and what points to them or softens them.
Even the tallest of the dismissive can stand under what they term as “shrubs”.
El Paso Community College northwest campus, 12/6/14 –
Our slight scare how winter was beginning has thawed into the mildest December I may have seen in this region. We’ve not even hit freezing for 2-3 weeks, after a few more frosts and a few hard freezes.
While we don’t count Sonoran saguaros as our skyline accents, we compensate with yuccas like Y. faxoniana.
Do you have any locally native skyline accents to employ in the garden? Or any exotic ones adapted to your area? I’d be intersted in hearing about them!