This Little John is the last bush I trimmed in the front yard. Steve is still working today on removing those weeds that look like rugs spreading out on top of our stone covering.
This blooming Lantana was difficult to trim as the flowers were too pretty to cut off, but I did what I had to do. I tried to leave as many flowers as possible. My shaping abilities were hampered by my desire to keep the blooms.
Another Little John sits right next to the red blooming Lantana. Both plants are in pots. Steve plans to stop using pots. We have plans to change the landscaping scheme but we have little time to spend on it. Isn’t that just like life? Too much to do; too little time to do it.
Time to switch from trimming to cooking. Baked Ziti is my plan but it will be Baked Penne. Pasta makers are not offering gluten-free ziti yet.
I like lantana, too. It’s hard to cut back something with lovely blossoms! The Little Johns are cute, never heard that name before.
Lantana is a hardy plant that is an essential part of Arizona landscaping. It blossoms frequently and comes in various colors. My favorite color is red, because it’s so bright and bold; next, I like the soft lavender color; but if you want the most resilient and blossom-rich of all, it would be yellow, says Steve. Think of dandelion brilliance in a manicured bouquet and it’s yellow Lantana that just won’t quit.
Little John bushes adorn our front yard, too, another plant that will endure in the desert. Thanks for your comment, Patti. I appreciate you very much. Blessings to you…
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I had a lemon yellow lantana once, it had white mingled in the petals, very pretty. I’ve never seen solid red or lavender. Often we have the variegated ones here with yellow, orange, pink. So pretty! Some varieties come back, but I’ve not found one that will do that in our garden.
I’ve never seen a varigated lantana. How lovely that must be! I’ll keep my eye open. I would think there must be some here as much lantana as I see everywhere.