Saturday, 5 June 2010

Summer gardens

The town gardeners have been very busy removing all the spring bulbs and planting the summer flowers. This photo was taken in the Square de l'Eveché, a favourite park. Obviously, its got some growing to do but I think its nice.



But look closer...what is that strange feature shrub in the middle...could it be?



Yes, it is! Lantana! A favourite bush when I was a kid, due to its strong smelling flowers that come apart easily and can be chucked all over your friends. But oh, the hours I spent in my garden in Ashgrove digging out this bloody bush only to have it grow back time after time...

4 comments:

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Rosebank Magic said...

The gardens look lovely - they seem a new awakening after the fire and also after winter.
As for the lantana - the worst environmental weed in eastern Australia (even accounting for camphor laurel), it is extraordinary to see it as a garden plant. Is it the same old yellow and pink variety or some other more pretty variety?

screamish said...

Its strange to see people actually buying lantana in France, and also Oleander...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lantana!
Mark levi has some good books and some lame ones too.
Lovely hiking photos esp. you on the green hill
Crazy headaches lady. Must have been hell. Good luck hugs to all Mimi