This is our Palo Verde tree and it's just loaded with sweet-smelling blossoms. The bees and the hummingbirds love it!
Yes, we've been here nearly a year (come August 19th). Things grow year around and the combination of the hot days and drip irrigation, everything grows like crazy! We've already had several 100 degree days, but it's now cooled down to the 90's for a week or so.
The pretty bougainvillea plants we had last year when we moved in (5 of them) all froze this past winter even though we covered them when the temps were down in the 18-20 degree range for several nights. So we're replacing them and others that froze. Planted a couple honeysuckles and will show you a picture when they have some flowers on them.