A Remarkable Lantana

This poor Lantana suffered when I missed watering it during a hot spell this fall and never seemed to recover. It looked dead for weeks and I planned to throw it out and use the pot for another plant. I’d stopped watering it and aside from our recent rain it stayed dry.  Yesterday was gorgeous and I spent several hours in the back yard working with my plants.When I got to this one I was very surprised to see new growth.This plant is part of my butterfly garden, which you can read about here. I ‘m not sure of its color, because Lantana comes in a variety of colors. It will be fun to find out. Below you can see the beautiful new green growth. It could easily be replaced, but as I’ve said in the past, my plants are part of the family and I do all I can to keep them healthy and happy.

I am hoping that in a few weeks, I will be posting a photo of a healthy flowering Lantana. Look for it in a future post.


2 thoughts on “A Remarkable Lantana

  1. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to be surprised by new growth when you thought there was no life left? I facilitated horticultural therapy sessions in nursing homes and other places for six years when I lived in Kitchener. What a healing experience for the participants as well as me! It’s so nice that we share this love of plants and the knowledge of how healing it is to care for your plants.

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write to me. I can tell you understand how I feel about my plants. It is wonderful to have this shared love of plants.

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