Our climate embraces extremes. Summer can be over 45 C, yet drop to -5 C overnight in winter. Many plants are fried, others turn to ice-blocks to thaw in the morning. Under these conditions, roses thrive.
Lavender provides the gallic to a house deemed postmodern French provincial mongrel.
Daisies, crab-apples, elms, gums, privet and maples do OK too. But its important to keep water up to them; by maintaining the irrigation system.
The poly pipe to this lawn sprinkler did not lie east-west. It had one input from the north. It makes sense, now, that there would only be one pipe, unlike the orchard sprinklers that are dotted along 200 m of poly.