With regard to your hot/dry spot behind the garage, check into xeriscaping.
There are, especially out west, companies that specialize in plants that
thrive in hot/dry situations. I used to have a catalog from one of the
companies, and the photos were just fabulous. Check it out.
> As we're on the subject, I would like to invite all of you to my little
> piece of heaven @ http://www.geocities.com/whest177/pond_index.html . I
> spend all my waking hours in my backyard watching the hummingbirds and
> butterflies, feeding my fish out of my hand, deadheading waterlily plants,
> enjoying our waterfall, I could go on and on! The back of our garage is
> and dry, with sandy rocks so it would take something pretty hardy to grow
> back there, so I am painting a mural of a garden! It is soooo relaxing,
> when school starts back up I can guarantee I will START the year stress
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