Monday, July 27, 2009

A and B are for Agapanthus and Begonia

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 5 is well launched with B already the letter of the week. For other participating blogs click on the link above.



O.K.! So I'm cheating! I didn't really make it for the first of round 5 last week, so I am putting in a double post this week.

First: A for Agapanthus, better known as Nile lily. These pictures and those of the begonias were taken about three weeks ago. Please be sure to click on the photos to enlarge.

Here is closeup of a single blossom

This one is blooming at the bottom of the stairs down from the street to our front door.

And these are in the inner patio in front of my geranium bed.

And now B for Begonia

These pink and white begonias in the outer patio share a basket with lobelia.

A closer look at the begonias and lobelia.

And finally a modest little yellow begonia that I have great hopes for.

22 comments:

RuneE said...

You do have some very nice flowers. I especially liked that close-up of the Agapanthus - a real pleasure.

Maggie May said...

I love both of these plants.
My Agapanthus doesn't seem to have many flowers. Just the one this year. Don't know what I'm doing wrong.

James said...

Very lovely flowers I also like the area around them.

Btw, I answered your question on my blog.

Have a great day.

Leslie: said...

Oh Granny! these are LOVELY!!! I'm just learning about flowers since my fiance is really into gardening. He's hung 8 fuschias along the patio ceiling area, and put in cosmos, African daisies, and 5 rose bushes for me. AND he brings me cut flowers all the time, too! I must get some of those agapanthas - already do have some orange begonias. Love this post today! :D

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

Agapanthus is one of my favourites :)
Lovely flowers!
Have a nice Wednesday!

Jama said...

Love both flowers! you must have such a beautiful garden.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful and healthy looking flowers - HOWEVER, I'm totally in love with the tree trunk in the background - It's spectacular! A lovely patio area.

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, they are lovely indeed. Or more appropriately, Beautiful.

Joanna said...

I love the Agapanthus--so elegant. Wish I could grow them where I live. But it's too cool in the winter. The closeup is a lovely image.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love begonias. This year my orange and yellow ones are planted with my nasturtiuns. Lovely post! So glad to have you aboard for Round 5!

Dxx

Regina said...

Very nice blooms and shots!

Jay said...

Your garden looks lovely and peaceful! I always love agapanthus in other people's gardens, but have never planted any. OH thinks they are 'leggy'. He thinks anything which isn't actually bushy is 'leggy'.

Huh. Men.

I'm gonna plant some anyway! ;)

Rose said...

I have become enamored of daylilies the past two years, but I don't have an agapanthus--yours is a beauty! And the basket of begonias with lobelia is lovely.

Q said...

I have a small pot of white begonias that have just bloomed and bloomed all summer.
I do think yours in the basket are very beautiful.
Sherry

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I just LOVE your flowers. That first close up is outstanding. And I love your little yellow flower that you have high hopes for. You give me high hope Granny Smith : )

Lost Mermaid said...

new look for the blog ? beautiful :) ! and nice post indeed !!

daria said...

Hi Gigi!
All of your flowers are so lovely! When I think of your home I think of all of the fragrant flower smells outside and inside. Outside it's wisteria that comes to mind and inside it's stargazer lilies. Aaahhhhh!
xoxo

Lena said...

Begonia is my favourite flower - especially if it cascades!

Judi said...

You have a green thumb. Lovely!

Old Grizz said...

I don't know why, but Old Grizz loves Begonias. Maybe it's the word or maybe it comes from an old comedy routine about Ruby Begonia" Putting them with the lobelias makes a beautiful picture.

Moon Over Martinborough said...

My partner has an Agapanthus fetish. I wrote about it on my post 'Home for wayward Agapanthus'.

http://moonovermartinborough.com/2009/10/17/home-for-wayward-agapanthus/

aykayem said...

I like Agapanthus ... and I have some in the back garden. btw, My Dad calls them "Aggies pants" ... I guess that is because his Mum probably called them that.