I admit that I have lived here for over a decade, and still know little about the plantlife that is here. I live on a mountain preserve, and just recently have taken to learning the names of a few plants I have run across. If you need to find out info about plantlife here, the Garden is an excellent place to go. They have lots of information,and species to purchase for your desert oasis. Admittedtly, I have only been there once, and it was at night for their Luminarias presentation, it is a wonderful place to go. Luminarias is around the winter holidays and the park is alive with lights, music and hot cidar. I enjoyed it alot. I also enjoyed the gift store where all the goodies could be found. I keep meaning to go back in the daytime, but haven't gotten to it. But I will, and you should, many times during the year to see what is blooming. A great place to bring new desert folks to appreciate all that can really grow here.