A few years ago, while visiting my sister in the Palm Springs area in California, we visited the Living Desert Museum. This is a combination botanical garden and zoo.
We had a great time exploring along with our kids and I enjoyed taking pictures of the different plants that I saw.
While walking through the gardens, I noticed a small shrub, which at first glance, I assumed was a small species of Leucophyllum (Texas Sage).
I took a quick photo and then walked on.
Fast forward 2 years later, where I found myself learning about a newer plant on the market that thrives in desert heat, is drought-tolerant, flowers all year and needs little to no pruning.
Now any plant that looks great but isn’t fussy in desert gardens is one that I definitely need to get to know better.
I found out that this particular shrub was supposed to look a lot like a gray Texas sage. That was when I remembered taking the photo, above.
I was thrilled to find out that I had been introduced to this plant earlier, but hadn’t known it.
There is so much that I can say about Blue Bells (Eremophila hygrophana ‘ Blue Bells ‘) and I have written an article about this beautiful, yet tough shrub, which you can read in my latest Houzz plant profile…
I strongly encourage you to be a trendsetter in your neighborhood by planting this lovely shrub in your garden!