So I was growing this lavender (which died miserably) and it never took a liking to either the soil or the conditions. I am thinking about buying another plant, and havetalked to some herbalists in the area, the say growing on the north side of the house is best. I just wanted to know your guy's ideas for imprOving the future well being of the plants of all areas in desert areas.
Well, you might want to start with some plants in the desert area, that naturally grow there. The only thing I can suggest about the future well being of the pants is get some all natural fertilizers, which are made without all that nasty chemical stuff and water your plants enough. I'm not sure if it is possible to grow lavender inside, but that's what I would do if I were you. I would plat it in some soil, native to where it normally grows and use some artificial light to grow it, or course, I'm not that plant expert, usually all my plants die.
White Sage (Salvia Apiana) is a herb that is great in hot, dry conditions. It doesnt require much water, and it doesnt mind dry soil - I grow it myself and have been doing so for two years. I have had no problems with it so far.
Also, for plants that require decent soil you may want to use compost instead; to add to the minerals and nutrients to the plant's intake.