>I have a piece of property in arid Eastern Washington that I would like
>to plant something on. It is now vacant, sagebrush and wildflower land,
>but we have hopes of building on it one day. Until then, however, I would
>like to have just one or two shrubs/bushes on it that I planted as a
>symbolic jesture, but I don't know what would survive. There is no water
>source, and I live in Seattle, therefore I have no way to nurture it. No
>one here even believes that plants do grow in E WA, but I know something
>must. I considered cactus, but there is none natively around. Would it
>survive/thrive? Is it appropriate?
Call your county extension agent.