I have no garden in the Middle East, my current garden is the surrounding desert and seashore.
Last July I spent time in Salalah in Southern Oman. During the summer, the Khareef (monsoon) descends on this coastal area and the effects are luscious, greenery and flowers everywhere.
Back up on top of the escarpment, in the desert, the temperature hovers around 50 degrees centigrade.
It is a fascinating place to explore, especially from Salalah to the Yemen border. Deep ravines slash their way through the escarpment down to the wild seas. Mist and rain soak the ground, resulting in a magical place where you least expect it.
Some of the wildlife I came across.