Blue Emu Bush – Eremophila hygrophana

These compact evergreen shrubs are often confused with the more commonly encountered Texas rangers because of their silvery foliage and showy purple flowers. However, in comparison to Texas rangers, the flowers of blue emu bush are less reliant on monsoon moisture; blooming in late winter and early spring rather than late summer. They’re also much…

Black Dalea – Dalea frutescens

This medium, rounded shrub is one of the many reasons we’re lucky to be gardening in the Southwest! Virtually unknown outside of its native habitat, this tough, versatile shrub is right at home in almost any setting, easily blending into courtyards, patio areas, informal hedges, landscape foundations and rock or cactus gardens. Black Dalea’s delicate,…