I’ve been growing a lot of beautiful lilacs and lantanas in the back yard lately.

When I first began growing them, they were super expensive.

I wanted to buy a couple dozen plants from the nursery for $10 a bunch.

One of the reasons I started growing them was because my wife wanted to make a plant nursery for her children.

It was a huge expense for the little girls and little boys in the neighborhood to take care of.

My wife and I are both passionate gardeners, so she was inspired by my enthusiasm to start growing plants.

The idea was to take a garden to the next level.

What I’ve learned over the years is that the more time you spend outdoors, the more your plants will grow.

So I started working with a nursery that has a wide range of plants for sale.

They’ve been a big part of my life.

Lingering love The first thing I noticed about these plants is that they just don’t fade or bud.

They stay vibrant for a long time.

There’s no doubt they’re a pretty plant, and the flowers are beautiful.

When I got home from work, I decided to plant a few plants and see how they would turn out.

I planted about 20 plants and got them to about 3 inches in height.

I’m pleased with how they turned out.

They have nice, bright, purple flowers that are perfect for summer.

The leaves are pretty.

They are super soft and easy to take down.

The flowers are lovely.

I love the lilac and lanta in the lantanna, and it was a great way to show my family I had planted something beautiful.