Flower Friday: Lantana

Flower Friday: Lantana

Gardeners in our area know about the merits of lantana. Nonstop blooming, drought tolerant, plays well with others, tough as nails, and lots of cultivars to choose from. Most lantanas are hybrids or selections of Lantana camara or Lantana montevidensis, and because there is such a wide range of sizes, growth habits and flower colors, it’s a good […]

Flower Friday: Butterfly Iris

Flower Friday: Butterfly Iris

As a landscape designer, I’m always looking for those workhorses in the garden that provide some kind of interest year round. Enter the butterfly iris (Dietes grandiflora). Since I’m not a girl who usually likes the evergreen hedge (unless you have a very formal garden, in which case, yahoo), butterfly iris satisfies my need for form in the […]