Beyond Flowers

We love the appearance of plants like agapanthus in the fall, long past the season when the showy blue flowers graced the top of each now browning stalk. In fall, it’s more like looking out on a mass of punk rock hairdos. These garden features are so much more interesting than flat beds of mulch, created far too early by garden neat freaks. This is the cultivar Agapanthus ‘Prolific Blue’ which puts on a superb fall/winter show.

Friday Morning Podcast

Here are some decorative seed pods from the garden this week.

Agapanthus – blue flowers for the summer garden

Agapanthus Stevie's Wonder mass in flower2

Here are our top two performing agapanthus in full flower now…top is Agapanthus ‘Stevies’ Wonder‘ and the bottom is Agapanthus ‘Ellamae’.  We’ve trialed lots of agapanthus, and these are absolutely the best we’ve grown, both with 3′ tall flower stalks that have been flowering for several weeks and are still growing strong. Agapanthus Ellamae mass in flower2

Agapanthus ‘Ellamae’

Agapanthus Ellamae clump in flower Agapanthus Ellamae flower closeup

Not all agapanthus are created equal, and in our trials, Agapanthus ‘Ellamae’ is one of the best, flowering well after our cold winter.  Here is it in the gardens at Juniper Level today…a lovely addition to the summer garden.