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Old 03-27-2021, 09:21 PM
 
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Can someone tell me what it's really like digging in this "soil"? And do you have to amend the heck out of it to get plants to grow? I'm actually fascinated as to how such a variety of plants and trees grow so well. I cannot get nearly the variety to grow here in SW Florida. Thanks.
If you stick with a majority of native or desert-adapted plants, you don't really need to amend the soil. If you want to plant something more exotic or tropical, you're going to need to do some amending. I actually follow AZ Plant Lady's blog - Ramblings from a Desert Garden - for suggestions on desert plants, pruning, and other desert gardening. She is in the Phoenix area, so a slightly different desert, but not enough to make a difference. My backyard is gorgeous this year with feathery cassia, pink fairy duster, rosemary, trailing lantana, and a valentine bush. The birds and bees are having a glorious time!
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