Gardening for the last couple of weeks has been so enjoyable. I love the smell of the soil, seeing the green breaking through and the opening of the flowers as they reach for the sun. Gardening is soulful; when I am in the garden I think about life, I sing and I pray. The garden is a peaceful place. I moved a plant I am very fond of last year and thought that it had died. It doesn't do very well when it is moved. Several weeks ago I witnessed the first site of green as the plant broke through the soil and I was ecstatic! The plant is an agapanthus, belonging to the lily family. I thought I would share a little info on this little beauty.
The agapanthus is a native of South Africa and belongs to the lily family. They are known as African Lilies and Lilies-of-the-Nile. Agapanthus reach about two feet in height and are topped with cluster of pretty white to dark blue flowers from late spring to early autumn. The agapanthus is hardy in zones 7 to 11 and like full sun to part shade unless you live in a hot climate where they should be set in partial shade.
Go forth, plant an agapanthus and enjoy it's beauty.
Check out our photography blog at www.autumnsongphotography.com to see my new garden apron from France that Rod bought as a surprise; it is soooooooo pretty and very special!
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth. ~Dorothy Frances Gurney, "Garden Thoughts"
I love life and the substance of life... my Lord and Savior, family, friends, photography, hiking, gardening, cooking, knitting, art, reading, my dog, Beau....everything good and positive ~
the sun on my face, Layla's smile, a one-on-one conversation with Bradyn, snuggling with Adalei, a warm embrace....
I like holding hands, hugs, bonfires, and an early morning run on the beach....