Dilemma: What to do with a parched patch of land on which the sun beats down? Pretend you are in the Southwest and install such xeriscapic plants as Fouquiera splendens (Ocotillo), Agave, and Opuntia violacea (Purple Prickly Pear), or use plants that can survive desert-like conditions but do not necessarily “look” like desert plants. More of Bobbie’s expertise in the July 2015 issue of Perennial Focus.