Looking out my Backdoor: Wonders of my world
June 11, 2020
Outside my big front gate, the one used for truck delivery and such, a clump of lantana took root voluntarily. Lantana wears one of the world’s most beautiful flowers, like rings on its fingers, small circles of purple, pink, yellow, with an orange center. Lantana, an invasive weed, can grow taller than me, and will fill the entire yard if left to its own devices.
Back when I had asked for lantana, David at Vivero Centro only shook his head, raised eyebrows and muttered something that sounded like “Crazy Gringa.”
So I stood in my yard and mentioned to the sky that a little lantana...