“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Agapanthus are not my favourite flowers. I think they look wonderful in mass plantings and along rural driveways. Sadly my garden is becoming more and more a mass planting.

But on a very recent wander about the garden I saw some beautiful aspects to the plant.


Will I succeed in conquering my opponent with love? I’m not sure, but I did admire the emerging flowers, colours and shapes that were on display.


16 thoughts on ““Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Gallivanta

    The agapanthus is considered a nuisance plant in the Wellington region, isn’t it? I think they are ever so pretty where they are planted en masse in Christchurch. Your photos make them look very exotic and interesting.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      I’m not sure of their status. Once you have one in the garden you have many very quickly and they take a lot of effort to clear.
      I was surprised to find these unusual photos so I had to admire them briefly…..:-)

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      I am with you Ruth but they are steadily encroaching through the garden here. We would like to get a much smaller and more manageable section without any agapanthus!!!! It is not likely to happen for a while yet however.

  2. kiwiyarns

    The flowers are very pretty, and I can never understand why we continue to plant the things when they are so invasive and officially deemed a pest. They’re taking over my garden too, and very hard to get rid of!!

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      There was just one or two when we first moved here but 25 years later and they are dominating several areas. We lack energy and enthusiasm to deal effectively to them. I’m sorry you have the same problem. Perhaps this ghastly humid weather encourages them to proliferate?

  3. mothercat2013

    I didn’t realise agapanthus was regarded by so many people as a ‘pest’, and I have to confess to actually liking them – but then maybe that’s because I’m not overrun with them! Particularly liked your first photo of the bud, so much promise there, isn’t there?


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