Can you recognise the flower?

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 what is important for me is to keep trying out new things and 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, I’ve added cut-offs from a page of a magazine I had lying around. 

You can also use the agapanthus heads beyond their flowering season by drying and spray painting the heads, and using them as interesting decoration pieces around your house.  You might just impress guests visiting your home. (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!

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