Waiting Patiently

IMG_3963This agapanthus has confirmed its intention to flower, now it is not a matter of “if” but of “when”.  Looking beautiful in its lilac infused casing, I can wait until the time is right, in fact the anticipation enhances the experience.  Each day I will check for fault lines and the bulgings of the eager blooms, until one evening I will come home to find a fully formed sphere of indigo.   That is how it works, it won’t be hurried, I won’t be impatient.  Possibly.  I will try very hard anyway.

17 thoughts on “Waiting Patiently

  1. Please send us a picture of the flower as well.I adore agapanthus and will have to replace mine ,four big pots full,due to very severe woolly aphids and a virus.i think it is because I delayed splitting them
    I love your photos ,though words are good too.

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  2. How exciting. Is this one of your own babies? One of my Agapanthus children is going to bloom for the first time this year, the anticipation is building up. I have 21 other youngsters which look as if they are waiting until next year to make their debut.

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  3. This is such a beautiful plant. The seeds you sent me have produced seedlings, but it will be quite awhile before I see them flower. The next painting I do (if I can ever find the time) is going to be Agapanthus. I’m going to send away for some of the white flowered ones, too. 🙂

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  4. That’s a very nice, fat bud! Agapanthus looks very exotic in the gardens here; there are a few which are fully hardy.

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  5. Agapanthus is such a tease. I swear there is an Agapanthus ploy to make us watch them obsessively for ages, then the minute we have a busy weekend and our backs are turned, they sneakily unfurl. Worth the wait, though.

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