Using native plants in your home garden supports the Mojave Desert’s unique biodiversity and adds a rich, natural beauty. Hilary Sloane will share Mojave Desert Land trust’s tips on cultivating an arid oasis. Native plants are well-adapted to this climate and soil, they require less water and don’t require fertilizers, making them a low-maintenance way to beautify your outdoor spaces. The best time to plant perennials, shrubs, and trees are the fall and early winter to give plants time to establish a healthy root system and build energy for the growing season. The best planting season for Annuals is from October to late November.