Rabbitbrush

If you have a moment to take a quick drive up Bogus Basin Road, you will see Rabbitbrush right now in all its glory. Rabbitbrush bides its time, growing on its silver-gray leaves throughout the spring and summer–a typical denizen of our high desert environment. Then, wham! Fall arrives and Rabbitbrush bursts into exuberant bloom, like one last blast of summer sun before the dark of winter. These clumps of tiny yellow flowers will soon turn white with seed, and there will be a beauty there too. I love Rabbitbrush in the wild, and I love it as an elegant landscape plant in the xeric garden.

October 5, 2020