I've had trouble with this lantana for the last few years. It might need more water or more shade. It's in what I used to refer to as the "desert garden", which gets full sun and drains pretty quickly. It's doing better this spring, probably due to the fact that we have had so much rain.
Every year these old garden roses bloom very close
to Mother's Day, early May. We had a cold spring that just would not warm up. It finally did and everything started blooming - late - including these roses.
trying to kill by smothering it, was a number of these volunteer plants. Birds eat the seeds and then sit in a tree and drop them, from one end or the other, and they sprout. With the help of carpet and chickens I was able to eradicate the bamboo/switch cane, but the nandina would not die, and the chickens won't eat it.
There are recipes for making jams and sauces and even daiquiri mix with it. There are to many seeds in these fruit and it can be a little hard to handle because the juice stains very badly.
Every day something else blooms, but this is going to have to do it for this month. I'll get to work on next month's post as soon as this posts. Enjoy!