FROM MY GARDEN - Agapanthus flowers are a sign summer is here
by LINDA MARRONE
Published - 06/16/19 - 08:30 AM | 2407 views | 119 119 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bursting into shades of blue, purple, or white, the agapanthus makes a beautiful summer statement in the garden with very little care.  LINDA MARRONE / VILLAGE NEWS
Bursting into shades of blue, purple, or white, the agapanthus makes a beautiful summer statement in the garden with very little care.  LINDA MARRONE / VILLAGE NEWS
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Our climate is perfect for growing agapanthus (Agapanthus africanus), also known as Lily of the Nile or African lily, even though they are not in the lily family. With large masses of blue, purple or white flowers borne on long slender stems, the hearty agapanthus makes quite an impression in the gardenscape with very little care. Native to regions of that share our same temperate climate, these virtually cast iron plants flourish here. In colder frosty climates they are kept as prized greenhouse plants, which seems funny since they literally grow like weeds in most of.

The agapanthus grows from an underground rhizome, which is a horizontal underground plant "stem" that produces roots and holds onto nutrients and water for the plant. The agapanthus rhizome produces thick white fleshly roots and sends up shoots above the ground that turn into lush evergreen leaves.  

Around June, long stems shoot up from the plant, which can range from 2 to 4 feet in height, depending on the variety. The stalks are topped off with a large bud that eventually opens into a burst of star-shaped flowers that resemble a dazzling fireworks display exploding against the sky. Use them as cut-flowers in a 4th of July flower arrangement using, blue and white agapanthus, red Gerbera daisies and white hydrangeas.

You can grow agapanthus in both the garden and in containers and they prefer fertile, well-drained soil, as well as a sunny location. In hotter areas, you can plant them in partial shade, but along the cooler coastline, they need the sun to produce an abundance of flowers. Considered to be a drought-tolerant plant once established, they also do not require a lot of water or fertilizer to thrive. After the flowers fade, cut back the flower stalks.

About every four to five years in the fall after the hot weather has passed, you can divide your plants and replant them in other areas of your garden or share them with friends. Cut back all the leaves and dig up the rhizomes, being as careful as possible not to damage the plants root structure.

Divide the rhizomes using a sharp knife and replant the rhizomes, root side down and giving them about 2 feet apart from each other. You can also feed them a little Super Thrive to keep them from going into shock after they are replanted. Cool fall months are the best time to divide your plants or add new ones to your garden.

If you grow agapanthus in containers, they prefer to be somewhat root bound in their pots and they should be fed in early spring with a diluted organic fertilizer, since nutrients diminish faster in container soil than in the garden. If the pot they are planted in made from a medium, such as clay they will need more water because the clay will dry out the soil quite fast.

When handling these plants wear gloves, since they are considered to be poisonous and their sap can irritate the skin. If you have dogs or cats that chew plants, even though they are considered minimally toxic, you many want to keep them in an area away from your pets, especially after cutting or digging them up.

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Raenescia Jefferson
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14 Hours Ago
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lisa stepp
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19 Hours Ago
Hello everybody,

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September 19, 2019
CURED FROM 5 YEARS HERPES VIRUS

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September 19, 2019
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Raenescia Jefferson
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September 19, 2019
How can I explain this to the world that there is a man who can cure HERPES, I was diagnosed for the past 5 mouth I have being into HERPES since 5 mouth, so I decide to look for help in the internet then I found a post write about this great man called DR. Agbonhale , people say good thing about him that this man have cured, a lot of people in the internet, him has power's to cure HSV1 AND HSV2 I don’t believe that there is a cure for Herpes Simplex Virus because though there is no cure for herpes that what I have in mind HERPES had no cure well , my HERPES is negative through the using of herbal cured of dr agbonhale , I contacted this man for help because of what i see in the internet. if you need his cured just email him now on dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com , thank you DR. i will never stop shearing you testimony DR. Agbonhale . him Can as well CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-1, HIV/AIDS, 2, Diseases of the hear 3, Malignant tumors 4. Cardiovascular diseases 5. Diabetes mellifluous 6.Influenza and pneumonia 7.Alzheimer's disease 8. hsv1 - hsv2. If you need LOVE SPELL. E.T.C contact him dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com or you whatsapp him on 2349073130326.  
Henrik Bowling
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September 19, 2019
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Henrik Bowling
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September 19, 2019
Hi everyone,  I have been in doubt for years and facing a lot of challenges mentally and otherwise. Do anyone still have doubt on natural herbs?  I've seen the importance and effectiveness of natural herbs and this is doing wonders. I want to commend and the same time thank Dr. APAMA  for making his self available to help me even when I wasn't financially stable after being extorted by many fake Doctors online. I have suffered herpes virus for couple of years now with terrible outbreaks, I have been receiving treatments from various source and these weren't yielding any result. I got to know of Dr. APAMA after reading testimonies of his  patients that got healed of HIV VIRUS, HEPATITIS, CANCERS, HPV, DIABETES and so many other diseases I read he can cure with herbs, Initially I never wanted to write him because I was in doubt and the same time my income wasn't enough for me, I decided to write Dr. APAMA to explain my illness to him and he made me to understand all it requires to have the herbs and the most surprising thing was his kindness and honesty even when I wasn't having enough he promised to help me and assured me of healing after using his herbs, I wonder why people like me are still in doubt and spending their money on drugs that don't guarantee healing . I have got to know Natural herbs can cure all type of diseases when you meet the very right Doctor for treatment I'm a living testimony to this fact I'm healthier and happy and medically herpes free after using APAMA's medicines and following the guidelines he gave. He is a good man and he's recommendable if you're sick of any illness and viruses kindly write Dr. APAMA for help on his whatsapp:  2349072570496 and Email: DRAPAMAHERBALHEALINGCENTRE@GMAIL.COM. Wish you all congratulations too My Email is Henrikbowling@gmail.com.   
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September 19, 2019
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karen kennedy
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September 19, 2019
I'm here to testify about the great work Dr Aza did for me. I have been suffering from (HERPES) disease for the past 5 years and had constant pain, especially in my knees. During the first year,I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came across a testimony of one lady on the internet testifying about a Man called Dr Aza on how he cured her from Herpes Simplex Virus. And she also gave the email address of this man and advise anybody to contact him for help for any kind of sickness that he would be of help, so I emailed him  on drazaherbalcenter@gmail.com  telling him about my (HERPES Virus) he told me not to worry that i was going to be cured!! Well i never believed it,, well after all the procedures and remedy given to me by this man few weeks later i started experiencing changes all over me as Dr Aza assured me that i will be cured,after some time i went to my doctor to confirmed if i have be finally healed behold it was TRUE, So friends my advise is if you have such sickness or any other at all you can contact Dr Aza via email drazaherbalcenter@gmail.com. You can also call or whatsApp his telephone number on   1(315) 795 1518 . Thanks once again Dr Aza.    
Kaitana Lucas
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September 18, 2019
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Nacho Lou
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September 18, 2019


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sandar loredana
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September 18, 2019
Does anyone still doubt natural herbs? I've seen the great importance of natural supplements and the wonderful work they have done in people's lives. I wonder why people still spend their money on surgery, injections and drugs each time they are sick. Natural herbs can cure all kinds of illness. 

My Herpes virus was totally reverse with natural herbs this year. Earlier this year my sister who lives in New Delhi India Purchased HSV herbal remedy from Dr Akpan and he told her that his HSV herbal remedy only takes five weeks to reverse HSV completely, which she didn’t’ believe, but she had no choice than to purchase, because she knew COLD SORES was killing me slowly. When I received the herbal remedy, I only used it for five weeks, it was so shocking to see the outcome, all my cold sore disappeared and my HERPES VIRUS was fully reversed.

I know is hard to believe but am a living testimony, There is no harm in trying natural herbs supplements. Contact Dr Akpan for his herbal remedy today... Email; akpanherbalhelp@gmail.com  Call/Whatsapp  2348143502763 
Laura Ben
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September 18, 2019
Am here to appreciate Dr Agbonhale for using his herbal medicine to cure my Herpes virus. since 3 years now I have been living with this virus and it has been giving me challenges, I was so perplexed cause i have been taking several drugs to be cured but all of my effort was in vain,one morning i was browsing through the internet then i saw several testimonies about Dr.Agbonhale  curing people from Herpes virus and immediately i contacted Dr.Agbonhale on his email:dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com  , i told him about my troubles and he told me that i must be cured, gave me some instructions and which i rightly followed. so he prepared a herbal medicine for me and sent it to me which i used for 2 weeks and everything was like a dream to me and my Herpes virus was totally gone, why don't you contact him today and be free from your diseases because he is very good and honest Doctor. contact him via email; dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com  or whatsApp him on   2349073130326.  
donna albert
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September 18, 2019
God bless Dr Osalu for his marvelous work in my life, I was diagnosed of HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS since 2010 and I was taking my medications, I wasn't satisfied i needed to get the HERPES out of my system, I searched about some possible cure for HERPES i saw a comment about Dr Osalu, how he cured HERPES with his herbal medicine, I contacted him and he guided me. I asked for solutions, he started the remedy for my health, he sent me the medicine within 3days. I took the medicine as prescribed by him and 2weeks later i was cured from HERPES contact him via email drosaluherbalhome@gmail.com once again thanks to you Dr Osalu. cure the flowing virus, contact his email or add him on whatsapp 2348078668950

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Sonna Anderson
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September 18, 2019
Its a pleasure for me to write this testimony about how i got my Genital Herpes cured a month ago. i have been reading so many comments of some people who were cured from various diseases by Dr .Agbonhale, but i never believed them. I was hurt and depressed so I was too curious and wanted to try Dr. Agbonhale , then i contacted him through his email when i contact him, he assured me 100% that he will heal me, i pleaded with him to help me out. My treatment was a great success, he healed me just as he promised. he sent me his medication and ask me to go for check up after one weeks of taking the medication. i agreed with him i took this medication and went for check up a , to my greatest surprise my result was negative after the treatment, i am really happy that i am cured and healthy again. I have waited for 3weeks to be very sure i was completely healed before writing this testimony. I did another blood test one week ago and it was still Herpes negative. so i guess its time i recommend anyone going through Herpes HSV-1 or HSV-2, HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B, Diabetes, Cancer reach him through Email dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com OR add on whatsapp 2349073130326.    
Robert Jennifer
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September 18, 2019
What a miracle i never believe there is a cure for herpes because my doctor tested me herpes positive and she told me there is no cure, i’m very happy today that i’m having a free life without this disease, i can remember some years ago when i was crying all through the night and day that i can’t get cured from this sickness, i found this herbal man email on internet when i was doing research on cure for herpes i contacted him to found out if i can get help from this disease, i was so surprise when he told me that he have the  cure to it and he sent me the herbal medicine  i was so happy when i get someone giving me hope that he can cured me i took the herbal for just 21 days, when i went for test after taking the herbal i found out that i am cured, i was so happy and surprise, i want to use this opportunity to inform you that there is cured to herpes you can also contact him for his help as soon as possible so that you can get rid of yours once and for all you can reach him through his email: ajayiherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsApp him on 2348154724883 You can also contact him on any disease in this he have all the herbal cure to it.

bessiede
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September 17, 2019
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mark jane
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September 17, 2019
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September 17, 2019
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