Although the natural landscape of the Muscat area is made up of rugged mountains with a sandy desert floor and prickly bushes, the government has adorned the roadsides and other areas with brilliant flowers and trees. It seems each month the flowers are replaced with newer lusher ones. Hundreds of expat workers who can be seen tending to the plants in the mornings are employed to keep the flowers coming. Irrigation systems have been installed running from Muttrah to past Seeb. The gardens are quite lovely, and the powers that be deserve credit.