One of the most exciting things about our new property is the wonderful native plants all over it. It's an older home on mostly undisturbed desert, which means a lot of quality native desert plants instead of the weedy things that colonize disturbed soil.
In this particular vase, this means daisy-flowered brittlebrush (Encelia farinosa), which is rampant... and lovely. I had to purchase it for my previous garden, but here it is growing naturally on the hillside and in the garden area. There is also plenty of desert hackberry (Celtis ehrenbergiana seems to be the currently correct name), with its brilliant orange fruits.
Then there are a couple of things I've planted despite arriving here when temperatures were already in the triple digits. Or perhaps because of it, since I managed to buy both at discount. They're a sort of promise of things to come, but they've already supplied some pleasant color to look at from the kitchen window.
These are Salvia farinacea "Victoria Blue", with its tiny, brilliant plumes, and Catharanthus roseus, that reliable, summer-flowering, heat-loving tropical that is so reliable in desert plantings.