here the sometimes very hot and sunny weather during summer
makes some flowers stop blooming, just to come back again in September.
but I have a few that doesn’t care about the heat, the sun or the high humidity
two are the lantanas..
one is lantana camara, mine the one in simple yellow
it grows in my rock garden so well, never complaining if I forget to water.
the other one is even more beautiful, the lantana mondevidensis
it’s leaves changes colour in autumn, turning in dark purple.
both of them are very perfumed, not the flowers much as their leaves.
here on the Garda Lake they are winterhard, is is not necessary to cover them even on the few days of snow we have
both was bought on the Cote D’Azur several years ago, and I’m so pleased they liked it here.
another very very
easygrowing, nevercompling, alwayshappy plant is the solanum crispum.
this one is a cutting, growing so big and beautiful under the Robina tree.
as it is so difficuolt making cuttings of the lantana, with the solanum crispum..
you just cut a small branch, you put in earth in the shade…and you wait..
the next spring you can plant it in the ground.
it will loose it’s leaves in the winter, will look sooo miserable…
put as the tiepid spring sun comes back (here the spring starts in early March)
it will pop out it’s new sprouts…and in no time..fill with purple, delicate flowers that will perfume in the wind ass you pass by.
so, plant near a place were you sit, realx or/and eat.
Thank youKatarina for hosting this beautiful weekly event
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