Hi- I fell in love with the area 30 years ago when I lived here briefly
& now am starting to plan retiring in 8 years. I'm an avid gardener & want
to garden responsibly (no green lawns for me, I use drip systems etc),
love succulents & cactus, but can you grow Mediterranean plants like lavenders,
salvias, etc.? I do want some flowering plants & love to attract hummingbirds.
to hear from some gardeners about the challenges of desert gardening &
what grows well other than the typical desert plants.