Agapanthus II

Two years ago when my mother was visiting me she was really intrigued by the large amount and variety of Agapanthus growing here in California.

I decided while she was visiting to buy an Agapanthus plant for my backyard. I have been hunting for a picture of it when it was first planted, and I can’t find one. I surely took one, but maybe not.

Agapanthus plant, Common Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, African LilyLast summer I watched for my Agapanthus to bloom, but it stubbornly refused to send forth stalks. I was disappointed and began to wonder if I had purchased a bad plant. However, a little research found that they often will not bloom the first year after planting. This is actually a picture from early this spring, I could not find a picture from last summer.

Agapanthus plant, Common Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, African LilyThis spring I watched the plant carefully and just before leaving for my trip to Turkey I saw the first stalks starting to appear. I was wondering if I would see blooms upon my return from the trip.

Agapanthus plant, Common Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile, African LilyI didn’t have blooms when I returned from my trip, but the stalks had really grown and more had appeared. I was so excited that I would be able to see the first blooms appear.

This is as far as the post goes tonight. Someday soon I will write another post with the blooms starting to open. It has been fascinating to take pictures every day and document the small changes.

If you want to see a picture of one of the blooms you can visit my post, A Hot Monday, to see a couple of pictures. There is also a picture in Tempered Tuesday Temps.

Steven

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