If this is how nature looks while it's "groaning" (Romans 8; and we live in a desert, so we do see nature groan at its worst!), how much better will heaven be?
BACKYARD: Prickly pear cacti, African daisies, sunflower (another not blooming).
green been plant (base of sunflower), pumpkin plant (foreground), marigolds (foreground)
OLD ROSE (bred for desert life): Closer to "wild rose."
Related to fruit tree family (plum, apple, cherry, etc.)