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Desert Gardening Basics- Introduction to gardening in SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch
Plant ID - Plant catalogue of plants common to SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners*
Informational Links - All sorts of information pertinent to gardening in SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners*
Request a Plant Call - Have more questions? We'll come to visit!

Water-Wise Gardening - Ways to optimize use of water in the landscape
Benefits of Xeriscaping- Learn to use drought tolerant plants to conserve water
Irrigation in the Desert - Judicious use of irrigation can give you the garden you want and still save water

Prohibited Plants - What plants should NOT be planted in your yard?
Gardening Month by Month- Ideas for each month in the garden

What are Master Gardeners?
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Some of the plants shown are vines used as shrubs, especially against walls. Some are grasses doing the "work" of shrubs. Some are perennials acting as shrubs. Some are succulents which don't have their own category yet. Click on the photo for an enlargement and then use the back arrow on your browser to return to this page.

Baha Fairy Duster
Calliandra californica

Heavenly Bamboo
Nandina domestica

Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii

Medicinal Aloe
Aloe vera
(See also Aloes)

Indian Hawthorn
Rhaphiolepsis indica

Moroccan Mound
Euphorbia resinifera
(See also Other Succulents)

Silver Cassia
Cassia phyllodenia

Fire Stick or Pencil Tree Euphorbia tirucalli
(See also Other Succulents)

Fortnight Lily
Dietes bicolor

Yellow Bells
Tecoma stans

Red Bird of Paradise
Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Hopseed Bush
Dodonaea viscosa

Desert Spoon
Dasylirion wheeleri
(in bloom)

Nerium oleander

Mexican Honeysuckle
Justicia spicigera

Cape Plumbago
Plumbago  auriculata

Torch Glow
Bougainvillea "Torch Glow"

Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha

Lionís Tail
Leonotis leonurus

Bougainvillea sp.

Pyracantha sp.

Pedilanthus cymbifera
Mini Slipper Plant

(See also Other Succulents)

Euphorbia antisyphilitica
(See also Other Succulents)

Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Slipper Plant
(See also Other Succulents)

Euphorbia rigida
Gohper Plant

(See also Other Succulents)



* The term SaddleBrooke  is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.

Photo Credits: Lyle Larson, Debbie Muise, Elissa Cochran