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.
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.
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…..:-)
They are photogenic plants.
You are right about that.
Your photos are attractive, but I will always agapanthus as being motorway flowers, and am glad not to have them in my garden.
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.
they are also a pest up here in the north – and rapidly spread…
We did not plant any but after 25 years the few are now a great many…..and they seed very well here too unfortunately.
Lovely photos, Lyn, especially the first one, of the bud. Perhaps it is the other way round, and the Agapanthus is conquering you with love?!
Thanks Jo. You appreciated the possible double meaning in my use of the quote. I think the love affair will be very short lived on my part!
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!!
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?
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?
The agapanthus did surprise me on this garden wander. There is beauty everywhere even if the bigger picture is displeasing:-)
These are lovely images of a flower I really like (despite it being considered a weed).
I’m glad you like them – they do have beauty in my garden at times but I miss the space they have invaded here.