Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lantana Delight


Lantana is a popular summer bedding plant that butterflies and moths just love.

It's used in flower beds and hanging baskets and known for rapid growth and prolific blooms. Not only that, lantana is extremely hardy, both pest and drought proof. (I know. I've tried to get rid of some after it spread where it wasn't wanted!)

Thanks to Elaine Stewart for sending this bright summer photo!

9 comments:

Jim said...

Thats a nice picture. We had some Lantana, and it looked great, but it did take forever to get rid of it all, it kept growing back each year.

Kate said...

Well, I guess I'll skip Lantana as a garden bed! Your guest photo is lovely; I especially like the contrasting colours of green and yellow. Re. my blog today: Yes! I really do go shopping on my bike: library, grocery (only small amounts, not a huge list), coffee shop, hardware store, farmers market--I love the freedom!

Halcyon said...

I wouldn't mind some lantana in my beds, but for now I've got enough work with my roses and keeping the weeds under control!

That is a beautiful butterfly though!

Dorothy said...

Can't wait for mine to bloom so I can make butterfly pictures again!

Saretta said...

Beautiful combination of yellows!

Abe Lincoln said...

I had not thought of Lantana for a long time. I love your photo today. What a beautiful reminder.

I am spiffing up my Coopers Hawks blog if you want to stop by and take a peek. LOL

marley said...

It reaslly is a great summery shot!

Jacob said...

Great yellows - and yellow makes me feel warm all over!

bfarr said...

Nice shot. Love the butterfly.