Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sun rose and lantana

Our pink Sun Rose and our cream Lantana are happy in the half wine barrel, which they completely cover, but it is under there some where.
I planted these two pretty plants about ten years ago and they get compliments from people walking past our home.
The Sun Rose is also known as Cistus, and the petals of the flowers are papery thin and look almost like they are made of silk. Sun Rose and Lantana do not need much water, which is good news in the drought we are having here in California.
I think the plants look like a gigantic bouquet that a giant bride could carry in a wedding ceremony.



25 comments:

Denise said...

Really nice, glad you shared.

Laurie said...

How beautiful! It appears the barrel was the perfect choice, it holds them perfectly.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It's no wonder you get compliments on this combo, it's very pretty and they must be compatible since they've been together about 10 years.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers - thanks for sharing them with us.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really look pretty together! Such cheery colors. Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

JoAnn said...

Just beautiful!

Happyone said...

The flowers are beautiful.
I wish I could send you some of our rain. It has been raining on and off here for WEEKS. I would love to see some sun.

Wanda said...

How beautiful and pink and yellow look together with the splash of green....pretty as a picture. Sending Blessings and hugs

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful! I love it, and I agree, perfect for a Bride to Be :-)
Carla

Crystal Mary said...

I love lantana!! but it is considered a pest over here and to my astonishment, my brother pulled it all out of my front garden.. I'm glad you have yours, as it so pretty. xxx

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Gorgeous!

Fritz Ant said...

Really nice looking flowers there, perhaps we just kept the wrong type of flowers in our yard, they are browning really well now thanks to the 10 minute twice a week watering we have here in La Mesa Calif.

Linda said...

Just beautiful!! Lantana is one of my favorites! I have a yellow one but I like the multicolored ones best. I remember them from my childhood.....lantana, seven sister roses and honeysuckle! I have all three of these in my flower beds today!

Sunday Taylor said...

Just lovely!

Red Rose Alley said...

The sun rose and lantana is beautiful, Terra. I've never seen the sun rose before, it's a bit different than the rose. And this is such a vibrant color. I can see why you have people passing by and admiring it.

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Nel. I can't believe she's 34!

Have a good weekend Terra.

~Sheri

whiteangel said...

They are indeed colourful. I bet they look wonderful in reality, it's no wonder people comment on them as they pass by.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Some beautiful colour here. A feast for the eyes! xx

xinex said...

These are so beautiful, Terra. Our lantana bushes in Natchez are probably blooming right now too. Thanks for stopping by, always love having you around....Christine

bibliophiliac said...

Beautiful! I live in a second-floor apartment, but I have my little potted garden. Flowers just lift my spirits.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Lantana! I've often wondered about that flower--never knew the name of it before. Thank you!

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra, thank you for your comment today. I just added you to the list on my post, my friend.

love, ~Sheri

Ronda@islandmother said...

They are beautiful! I like drought tolerant flowers and I don't have either of these. I'm off to do a google search. Thank you for sharing.

Patty said...

They are beautiful flowers, can see why you get compliments from people passing by.

Debbie said...

they are beautiful and how wonderful that they brighten the days of so many!!!

sandy said...

Another bush I grew several of before moving to the mountains - ....lantana - a favorite in my garden years ago. LOVE them.