FROM MY GARDEN - Agapanthus flowers are a sign summer is here
by LINDA MARRONE
Published - 06/16/19 - 08:30 AM | 11784 views | 1562 1562 comments | 77 77 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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7 Hours Ago


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February 24, 2020
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February 24, 2020
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willson helen
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February 24, 2020
Good day everyone, I'm Nancy Donald , If getting  FIBROID cure was that easy then why do a lot of people still suffer from fibroid ?. i was diagnosed of fibroid  back in 2015 and i was also told it has no cure, i have been leaving with it since then, but i kept praying and doing everything possible to get cured, so i never stopped doing research about finding a cure, i came across testimonies about people getting cured through herbal medication, and i have always believe in herbs and its medical properties, after doing so many research about it i found Dr. Obor and i discovered he was a professional in herbal medication and he has also helped many people, , we talked on phone and i confirmed he was genuine, i did all what he told me to do, i received the medicine, used it as he has prescribed, and glory be to God almighty i am completely cured, i went back to my doctor to confirm it. Do not be deceived THERE IS A CURE FOR HERPES, doctors might tell you there is no cure but WITH HERBAL MEDICATION THERE IS A CURE and if you need it contact him today on: hsvcuretemple@gmail.com

you can also add him on whatsapp with

 this number 2348105813057
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February 24, 2020
My Name is Kylian Etienne, I never believed I would one day share a testimony of being healed from HPV virus after extensive research and many testimonies from Dr-APAMA Herbs, I took a decision as I contacted Dr APAMA on his Email: Drapamaherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com for any possible help because it got worst at point that the warts kept spreading, cervix problem and this extended to my scrotum. Without any delay, Apama responded and give the requirements for the medicines which I processed and he prepared the herbs and sent it to me. I took the medicines  exactly as he prescribed and today i am healed from this deadly disease. I am now living a normal happy life. If you are out there with any incurable diseases,HPV, Herpes, HIV, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Cancer and other infections and Diseases quickly contact Dr APAMA On his email  Drapamaherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com and Whatsapp number is 2349072570496. You can write me on my email. Kylianetienne5@gmail.com
Keylian Etienne
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February 24, 2020
My Name is Kylian Etienne, I never believed I would one day share a testimony of being healed from HPV virus after extensive research and many testimonies from Dr-APAMA Herbs, I took a decision as I contacted Dr APAMA on his Email: Drapamaherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com for any possible help because it got worst at point that the warts kept spreading, cervix problem and this extended to my scrotum. Without any delay, Apama responded and give the requirements for the medicines which I processed and he prepared the herbs and sent it to me. I took the medicines  exactly as he prescribed and today i am healed from this deadly disease. I am now living a normal happy life. If you are out there with any incurable diseases,HPV, Herpes, HIV, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Cancer and other infections and Diseases quickly contact Dr APAMA On his email  Drapamaherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com and Whatsapp number is 2349072570496. You can write me on my email. Kylianetienne5@gmail.com
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