Summer Entertaining: Lantana

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Lantana

 New Gold Lantana is a plant variety known for it’s reliable color & foliage during the hottest times of the year. It thrives & really takes root in the garden when other varieties begin to fade. In most parts of our region, lantana is used as an annual planting but if properly protected it may survive a mild winter. I make certain to save a spot for it each year as the mounding, dense nature provides sweeps of color when used in mass & it attracts butterflies. Bright miniature trumpet-shaped clusters pop upwards approximately 1 foot high & spill over hardscape edging when the heat & humidity take hold lasting until the first frost. Lantana is easy to care for requiring minimal maintenance– just a little regular water. Learn how lantana clippings can spruce up entertaining spaces quickly.

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How To Navigate Lantana

Beautiful flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Start by choosing a selection of simple beverage glasses & vases with clean lines to really allow bouquets to shine. Although lantana is not used quite as often in flower arrangements, when tucked with other blooming favorites, the petite clusters offer a sweet look. 

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The Technique

Once you are familiar with several blooming plant & shrub varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways.

How To Make Party Florals With Lantana. Sweet Summer Flower Arrangements By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Grilling Smoking & Party Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Summer Entertaining Southern Entertaining Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Party Menus Planning & Logistics. Game Day TailgatingThe Lantana Yard Clippings

 New Gold Lantana blooms & foliage can be used with additional seasonal flowers to create sweet summer flower arrangements. They are delicate when snipped so collect the clippings with care as once the entire cluster has opened the petite trumpets of sunshine will begin to drop. The clippings will release a distinctive odor that may seem off-putting to some while collecting them but it will fade over time. To create a custom bouquet, begin by choosing glasses with clean lines. Beverage glasses or clear vases work particularly well. Snip & gather stems early in the morning. Cut them low enough so that the blooms rest on the lip of the glass. Tuck in a few additional sweet summer favorites such as Narrow Leaf Zinna, Lambs Ear & Victoria Blue Salvia amongst them. Use the flowers throughout entertaining spaces & around your home on side tables, vanities & kitchen islands.

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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