NO, thou I did say, the Desert blooms once a year, and all that wet plant life, would serve as a lubricated path for skids. How much of an aid, depends on how large the bloom was for a given year. I would rather prepare for that eventuality, and haul the quarry stones then, than just deal with bare sand and dirt.
Did they ever do that? Who knows... You just jogged my memory with the daffodils comment. :)