Yesterday about 6 PM I was out with the geese in the front yard
Honestly, you’d think they hadn’t seen grass before!
When we moved here I never gave Lantana a thought in my gardening plans. My reasoning was that in this environment if it would not be perennial, it was not worth my time or my interest.
I was wrong…
I had forgotten how quickly it grows, how happy it makes the hummingbirds and butterflies, or how colorful it can be. It blooms all summer and just looks nice! So, for 99 cents a plant, this color combination was worth it as a temporary color fix! These colors remind me of rainbow sorbet on a hot day.
Not remembering if it had a *scent or not I went in for a quick sniff…
and immediately jerked back! It seems that the quarter sized bloom clusters are a nice place to hang out if you are a miniature crab spider!
Consider this, if the compound flower is only quarter sized, and you are small enough to grace the surface of only one of the individual flowers, well then, you are very tiny indeed! Don’t see the spider? Click the photo for a closer view!
*The flowers do not have a scent, however the bush itself is highly aromatic, having a pungent, spicy aroma when brushed against.