This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring Agapanthus Seed Pods.
Maybe a bit of an unusual flower arrangement - but when I came back to my garden after my summer break all the Agapanthus flowers were over and done with. All that was left was a whole lot of wonderful seed pods and I just had to use them!
For the main arrangement - you'll need:
- 10-12 stems of Agapanthus with the seed pods intact
- a 25-30 cm tall vase with a not too wide opening
For the second small arrangement - you'll need:
- one stem of Agapanthus - where you'll remove all the seed pods
- a small vase with a narrow opening
I treated them as normal flowers and conditioned them as usual. The flower stems have no leaves attached so I didn't have to remove any - but as always I cut the stems at an angle and put them in a clean container with cool water for at least a few hours.
The arrangement lasts for over a week and you can also dry the stems and/or collect the seeds for propagation.
With one stem I went even further and removed all the seed pods leaving a head that looks a bit like a 'bottle brush' - giving an interesting silhouette as a single stem in a contemporary vase.
The vase is from Paradisverkstaden on the island of Öland.
Two little props - a toy washboard that I had as a child and a candlestick carved in stone from the island of Gotland in Sweden. The stone is polished to an almost silky smooth finish to the touch.
A close-up of the single seed pods on a piece of fabric designed by Lotta Jansdotter - one of my favourite contemporary fabric designers. Lotta was born in Sweden but now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Have a Great Floral Friday and a Lovely Weekend!