We rebuilt our aloe vera beds.
We pruned the mesquites and gave them a little water.
Our city neighbors gave us a bunch of dead ocotillo canes (Fouquieria splendens); we planted them to see if they were of the subspecies "lazarus".
This is what the plant looks like when it's alive
Actually, they can look a lot like this when they're alive, too, unless it's rained recently.
American Gothic, desert variant.
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