Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lily of the Nile

Better known as the aganpanthus, and sometimes called the African Lily, it is truly a thing of wonder, especially as it prepares to bloom.  My daughter has these lovely plants all around her garden.  I recently kept taking shots of one as it prepared to open.

The seed pod had opened, allowing all of the petals to emerge.

Now they are finally free!

One greate thing about agapanthus is they don't need to be staked. Their stems are very sturdy.

Each little blossom has its own place on the 'sphere.' The flowers together form a round bloom. It reminds me of a starburst fireworks. And the shade of blue is so soothing and calming.


  1. Lily of the nile is beautiful.

    Great article on Jeremiah Denton. Can't wait to read the rest of the story.

  2. Thanks! I mistakenly deleted the second installment, so will have to repost and wind it down. Been having trouble w/my blog background, etc. so thought that was the problem. Crazy. Hope you are doing well.