Up north,"April showers bring May flowers," so the song goes. Here, it isn't showers that bring the flowers. It is the heat, and maybe some irrigation. We haven't been hiking in the desert but our morning walks often take us through the neighboring housing development, Montesa. Here are some of what we see. You can click on each picture to see the flowers better.
I don't know what these bushes/trees are called, but they produce a beautiful display of color.
These three red-flowering plants are a bottle brush, lantana and prickly pear.
This tree has red flowers and some sort of red apple-like fruit.
This may be considered a weed in this yard. It Colorado, we would call this a wild flowers.
The plants produce all colors at this time of year. Here are one in yellow and another in orange.