Last fall season I was deciding what shrubs to buy for the backyard garden. After finding out what trees and shrubs combinations go well together, finally two dwarf bottlebrush ended up in my garden. They are in big pots now and in full sun. It’s the first time I see them flowering and began doing so fifteen days ago, around the same time as the salvia greggii. That’s good news because it means early in the season the backyard garden is getting full of color.