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Silex, MO

August 1, 2012
1:10 AM

Post #9225644

With our HOT summer in Missouri, even Lantana is struggling! And the deer are eating the flowers along with the rabbits.


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9225898

Wow, all the reports I read indicated that Lantana were not favored by deer--they must be REALLY hungry. Your Lantana could certainly use some water, especially if you are growing a newer fancier cultivar. (The older, wilder types are, I think, probably more drought-tolerant.) It is hot, I mean HOT in Texas too! I think the whole country is breaking records for hottest summer ever. Hard on plants AND people. Thanks for the report from Missouri; I appreciate your comment! Hope it cools down for you soon.
Galena, MO

August 2, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9226881

Moved from Texas to Missouri recently; Dordee, where did you purchase your Lantana in MO? Thanks


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9227884

TableRockNewbie, you might want to send dordee a D-mail. I'm not sure how often s/he checks in.
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9230003

Great article as usual Carrie.
I've got Lantana here in the Arkansas Ozarks. It is however in a large container, So it does'nt have a chance to wonder off anywhere.
Deer have totally destroyed my Hibiscus. I'm usually sympathic for the deer but not at the expense of my Hibiscus. This fall that deer is history in my freezer,compliments of my SIL.
It is hot and very dry here. Our oaks and Dogwoods are dieing. Am watering the fig and container plants. I'm keeping water out for the birds. I was worried about my cats catching the birds but only one bird was caught.The others are super cautious now. I think my cats are too well fed and lazy.LOL


Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9232306

Hah, the idea of your well-fed and lazy cats! Thanks for the compliment, Vickie. It's the Lantana seeds you should be worried about, though. Sorry about your deer.

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