In a Vase on Monday – Faded Elegance
This week’s vase is a simple one of Agapanthus ardernei hybrids.
I have two wonderful clumps of agapanthus, this one and a very dark blue one and they are situated in ideal conditions soil-wise. However, it seems the sunlight that reaches them, although appearing full on to me, isn’t to the agapanthus’ liking so they have been growing horizontally presumably looking for better light. I have given up trying to straighten them and made plans to reduce the neighbouring tree instead. As they are growing so horizontally it has been difficult to admire the flower-heads and with the torrential rain we have had over the last two days I decided to cut them all and bring them inside so I could enjoy them as they go over.
I rather like these white flowers, they make a nice change to the blues that seem to be more popular. I am also wondering if having the blue and white clumps together isn’t a little passée so I might think about moving one of the clumps a little further away.
As for the vase I seem to remember buying it for my mother from Woolworths for a small sum of money many many years ago when I was probably around 8 or 9. I must have reacquired it from her at some point possibly when I got my first home and was in need of a vase. The vase works well with the glass dish from my viewpoint on the sofa but in the photograph it does seem to clash a little – oh well I think it looks good.
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