Saturday, November 30, 2013

THE JACARANDAS ARE IN BLOOM

It is always great to see the jacarandas bloom at this time of year.  Perth has many leafy suburbs and the older ones in particular are often a sea of blue when the jacarandas are flowering.  There are some streets lined with them.


Our next door neighbour has two jacaranda trees in her front garden and I can see one over in the next street as well.  The colour seems to dominate, it is so bright.


When I worked at the Forests Department in Como, from my office I could see across South Perth and Kensington and, being older suburbs, every second house seemed to have a jacaranda tree.  It was a delightful sea of blue and one I looked forward to each year.


The only drawback they have is that the bees love them and when the flowers drop to the ground the bees will often be there too so not a good time to go barefoot, especially young children.

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  1. Your pictures are beautiful. It must have been lovely to look out on these while you worked.
    They could almost be our native tree, there are so many in our cities. We have some here within the complex now, young ones, just down the driveway a bit. I'm positive they weren't here when I moved in, these small trees appear to be two to three years old. I think they've been planted a little close to the building, but it isn't my building.

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    1. Unlike you though I had to 'borrow' my pictures but that's life I guess. We in Australia have certainly adopted jacarandas as our own haven't we?
      Time will tell if those where you live are too close to the building. They do tend to spread out but I guess can be pruned if need be.
      Thanks for sharing your lovely trees.

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  2. I snuck over here from River's blog just to admire your lovely trees after I read your comment. What a glorious sight for a homesick Adelaide woman, now a long way from home. They are fabulous trees and I'm a little jealous that you get to enjoy them.

    I used to think that they were Australian natives because they grew everywhere in Adelaide. It was only after I moved overseas that I discovered they were from South Africa. They've certainly adapted well.

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    1. Hi Marie and thanks for popping in.
      Those jacarandas really are something else. We in Perth, as in Adelaide, have so many of these beautiful trees to admire and enjoy each year.
      I think we tend to look on them as 'our' trees but they were borrowed originally from South Africa of course.

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  3. Hari Om
    Wonderful trees - a haze of purple for a few weeks then a carpet of them for another few then lookout folks, the rain comes and it's as slippery as an ice rink...... but wonderful trees... YAM xx

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    1. I am glad you mentioned the word purple as I too can see them as mauve and not just blue. Apparently there are yellow jacarandas too but I've never seen one and am not sure they grow here at all. Perhaps in South Africa where the blue./mauve ones come from?

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  4. I'm loving the Jacaranda's in bloom, and am really loving the Australian Christmas tree, the ones with the bright orange mop head. xxx Rae

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  5. The jacarandas always look so beautiful and we have a few Aussie Christmas trees near us and their colour is so brilliant. It's such a pity when both types of trees fade and then we wait another year to see them again.

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