I don't have the exact scenery materials that I want yet...as that will make me take a trip to the desert to get it. So let's use what we have.
I drag out the scenery boxes and poke around to see what we can use.
Using white glue, I mount bits and pieces of brush, debris, rocks and other materials to make the barren, but populated landscape.
An inch or two at a time, I put in the debris and scenery items. It takes about 45 minutes to complete.
While not what I wanted, it is a start, and will be good enough for this first diorama/display. I'll still need to do more tests on scenery.