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Time to lop the agapanthus heads. I was doing that this time last year too. A bit of sunshine at last yesterday too.

Snip snip, sap oozing
As stiff stems fall.

Proverbs 18:12 (New International Version)
Before his downfall a man's heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor.


  1. i feel sad for you to see all your
    beautiful flowers setting in for
    the fall and winter.

  2. Pardon my ignorance, but ... I thought agapanthus progagated by spreading rhizomes? I guess that would lead me wondering why Darwin allowed them to have seeds ...

  3. Lea, I don't feel too sad, Autumn is usually a delightful time of year and our winters are pretty mild. I just wish the summer had been a little better, unlike last year when we were sweltering in February this year it is cold and wet.

    Julie, they do both. Let me assure you they grow very readily from seeds. Little aggies pop wherever the seeds land. I'm saving myself the trouble of weeding them out by chopping off the seed heads in the garden beds where I don't want any more.

  4. I found your blog by your comment on Paula's Pensacola Daily Photo. From your reflection, I gather that you're mulling over that award business. It does create some inner struggle, for whatever reason--or at least it did for me. Pruning is a great activity to engage in when that happens. I like your couplet that goes with it.

  5. oh they are lined up in beauty and true grace and you captured them as only an artist can...elk


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