I planted lavender Lantana, and they were pretty at first, as you can see in the bottom left of the picture below ... (notice the little plant on the right of the path beside the "Peace" sign, too).
But the lantana quickly became "leggy," and literally took over the flowerbed, strangling the variegated liriope that were scattered amongst them.
Then, they quit blooming, and the flowerbed became a tangled mass and looked "snaky" and neglected.
Everything looked faded and tired, and when I looked at them, they made ME feel faded and tired, too (like these Snapdragons planted in our courtyard) ... not a pretty sight, huh?
This pale yellow lantana plant is a remnant from last summer. I was so pleased to see it when it first appeared, but, it, too, quickly took on the personality of kudzu and began to cover up the stone path leading to the waterfall ...
And now we can walk up to the waterfall, without worrying about undesirable critters lurking under overgrown flowers.
Oh, and in case you're wondering about the lantana that I pulled up ... well, it appears to be happy in its new home -- a flowerbed in our backyard. It will have room to roam and, hopefully, will bloom again.
I hope you are enjoying the first days of summer where you live. Hopefully, it's not as hot as it is here in Mississippi!
To be continued ...