lily of the Nile

agapanthus-6549a.k.a. Agapanthusagapanthus-6542one of my favorite flowersagapanthus-6541easy, beautiful and a favorite coloragapanthus-6540The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart
― Helen Keller

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40 thoughts on “lily of the Nile

    • Me, too. It’s somewhere between blue and purple or what I think of as ‘periwinkle’. Definitely a favorite. Another huge plus is how easy it is to grow here. Even I can handle it! 😉

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    • Thank you, my friend… I love that shade of blue (periwinkle?), too. I have no idea how you might have missed it unless you’re as befuddled as I am lately.

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    • My house came with one planted by the front door. I have since added some. I had never paid much attention to them, but they seem to be in nearly all the gardens out toward the beach. Now that I’ve grown to love them, I see them everywhere (or so it seems.) Your dad has some wonderful taste in flowers! 😉

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  1. Breathtakingly beautiful photos, Gunta. I didn’t know that they were called Lily of the Nile. Years ago, we tried grow these in our back yard, and our naughty Doberman would wait for one to start flowering, and then bite its head off. 😦

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    • Wikipedia said they’re also called “African lilies”. I love everything about these marvelous flowers and they seem to thrive here with minimal care. And another little bonus…. it’s fun to say ‘agapanthus’ (flower of love in Greek?) VERY naughty doberman!! 😦

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    • I agree, it’s certainly one of my favorites (and so easy to grow in our climate) ….. according to WIkipedia, they are ” native to South Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Limpopo River.”

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    • Funny thing is that I don’t generally do framed pics for myself. I get bored looking at the same shot after awhile. What I did do was a lovely calendar (11×14 on glossy paper). It was even a handy gift to give at Xmas.

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