1 August 2016

Tiny Blooms - # 35 - Blue Agapanthus


Hi everyone! I'm back after having taken a few weeks off from blogging and social media over the summer. What some people call a "digital detox". It's been a lovely time to completely switch off, charge up the 'batteries' and do some forward planning for the autumn. 

My first floral blog post after the break is a 'Tiny Blooms' and we are taking a look at some gorgeous blue Agapanthus.



Blue Agapanthus flowers in glass jar

This series of blog posts - called 'Tiny Blooms' - are about small flower arrangements. Small - might be the size of the container or it could be the size of the flowers or the amount of stems. 

It can also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's simple, quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I'm allowing myself a lot of creative freedom!


Agapanthus, also called African lily, is a remarkably good cut flower - easy to work with and longlasting.

I found these stunning blue Agapanthus at my local farmers market and they were so cheap I bought three bunches.



The flowers sit on top of strong sturdy stems and can be used in tall arrangements as well as cut down and and used in different low arrangements.


When you buy the flowers they don't come with any leaves so they are very quick and easy to condition. Try not to leave them out of water for too long as the dry out easily. 

I have used a oversized glass jar combined with the long stems of the Agapanthus the whole arrangement is quite tall. 

Agapanthus come in white, blue and purple. I have some white ones growing in my garden and you can see some of those in the last two images.

It's a flower you can use on their own but also mix with other tall, bold flowers such as lilies or gladioli. The flowers are elegant but can be styled in many different ways to suit different occasions.



Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Monday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back later in the week with more floral delights.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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2 comments:

Frances said...

Welcome back, Ingrid! I'll bet that you enjoyed your blogging break and the opportunity to see lots of beautiful summer gardens and flowers. Those summer garden veg are wonderful, too!

Agapanthus is a beautiful flower, and I've learned that in some climates it's considered quite an aggressive plant. From my city view point, i just enjoy its various colors when I see it over in Central Park, and when it appears on flower stands, too.

I'd certainly welcome them into any garden I might have. Your photographs show us all how easily these flowers can enhance lots of arrangements, tall and not so tall.

xo

Diana Studer said...

Catching up after my own 3 week e-break.