What grows in the Mojave Desert (Kern County)?
I'm somewhat new the Mojave desert, moved here a couple years ago and have tried experimenting with several flowers/trees for our yard. I live a half hour north of Edwards AFB, 10 minutes away from the city of Mojave. What type of trees, bushes, and flowers grow good here?
I'm a newbie gardener, so any info would be great. I'm not a fan of desert landscaping or too many cactus'. We've had good luck with 2 palm trees that are growing like crazy, but I want some good leafy drougt-tolerant trees that can withstand full 110 sun in the summer, and only need watered once a week or so (like my palm trees).
We've also had good luck growing peter pan grass, and several types of annual flowers (can't rememeber the names, one starts with a 'V')...but those are on soaker hoses each morning. Any flowers or trees that grow great in the desert with only watering 1-2 times per week?