When I was at the Desert Botanical Garden last Friday, I was sitting in the contemplation garden waiting for some birds to come down for a drink when I spotted this gardener doing some trimming off in the distance. Since the birds weren't inclined to get a drink, I snapped a photo of the gardener instead. Then I walked down to see what it was he was trimming. That's when my heart sank. It was that gorgeous guayacan bush. I post photos of the blooms on that bush every spring.
I asked the gardener if it would grow back and he said "I hope so".
In case you've forgotten what the blooms on this bush look like, here are two photos I took back in May.
Fingers crossed that it bounces back with new growth. I love these gorgeous blooms.
You can see how big the whole shrub used to be by clicking here.