Friends and family know that I cannot pass up a bargain. I come from a long line of bargain hunters as my mother will attest to 🙂
I do love designer quality, but rarely (if ever) pay full price.
This extends to buying plants. One of my favorite plants is called ‘Lavender Lace’.
This plant is a beautiful, flowering trailing lantana that has two different colored flowers.
I remember when I first saw this plant growing in a landscape. I had to stop my car and take a closer look.
Since then, I have only rarely seen it in landscapes. But, I knew I wanted it when we re-landscaped our front garden.
We did see it at our favorite nursery and I was so excited.
Until I saw the $25 price tag….
Even though we had enough money to buy this ‘designer’ plant – I just couldn’t make myself purchase them.
*The reason I wouldn’t buy them was because I knew that I could replicate the look of the ‘Lavender Lace’ Lantana for a fraction of the cost.
Here is my version of this ‘designer’ plant…
My ‘knock-off’ looks pretty good, doesn’t it?
It was absurdly easy to do.
Simply take a 1-gallon Purple Trailing Lantana AND a 1-gallon White Trailing Lantana and plant them next to each other in the same hole.
That’s it. As they grow, the purple and white flowers will intermingle with each other.
I love the effect of these two colors together.
AND, what I love even better is that I was able to achieve the same effect as ‘Lavender Lace’ Lantana for $4 instead of the $25 dollar ‘designer’ price tag.
Curing the Garden Blahs with Color