The Indian Hawthorne plant(Raphiolepis indica) is a workhorse in the garden. These low maintenance bushes are drought tolerant once established and provide a good foundation to other plantings. In southern California many people refer to them as freeway plants because they are so ubiquitous on the sides of roads. Honestly, I walk by these plants all the time and I do not even give them a second look. This week though, I noticed Indian Hawthorne bushes everywhere, because these flowering shrubs have now exploded with little pink and white flowers and they are quite a site to behold.