As a trained florist, I like to constantly challenge myself to push creative boundaries when designing arrangements. Sometimes I like the end result, sometimes not so much. But most importantly, that as a creative I keep trying out new things while enjoying the creative process. Here, I’ve used the agapanthus in my designs.
The agapanthus is a favourite choice in many gardens and commonly found where I live. Due to its hardiness and drought resistance, they are emerging as an invasive weed threat in certain places. However, they are also known to be fire-retardant and can help slow a fire’s progress!
In these arrangements, I’m mainly using the heads and stalks after having removed the flowers. To add some colour and contrast, I added cut-offs from a page of a magazine I had lying around.
Additionally, you can also use the agapanthus heads beyond their flowering season. Dry and spray-paint or brush paint the heads with acrylic paint. Then use them as interesting decoration pieces around your house. You might just impress guests visiting your home with your creativity.
(Note: please be careful when cutting the plant as the sap can be poisonous to humans and pets if ingested. Please wash your hands after handling.)
Hope you enjoy these designs!
If you are interested in more ideas on flower arrangements, please check out my post on Arranging Hydrangeas for Your Home here.