How does my garden grow?

The trees in my street are beautiful jacarandas — one of my very favourite trees. I also have one in my backyard. Really, it is too big for my small yard, but I can’t bring myself to  do anything about it.

The jacarandas were out in December and were simply beautiful.

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After some heavy rain and wind the fallen petals look a little like purple snow.

 

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16 Responses to How does my garden grow?

  1. Elise says:

    When the flowers fall I could happily drown in gorgeous! They are so beautiful. ^_^

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  2. Tabby pm says:

    Jaracanda comes from Brazil to Northamerica, in my country Mexico is very common in public spaces or in Buenos Aires you can find giant trees in squares…beautiful tree without doubts

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  3. It is beautiful and romantic!

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    • anneb54 says:

      These street trees are only young. Imagine how they will look in a couple of years! (They replaced melaleuca trees, which dropped fine leaves onto our car and stuck under the windscreen wipers. I much prefer the purple jacarandas.)

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  4. retrofemmeobjetdart says:

    I love the colour of the petals set against the grey sky!

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  5. The jacarandas look stunning against the steely sky!

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  6. Blathering says:

    I love jacarandas too. They remind me of summer in Sydney, where you see a lot more of them. I’m from Melbourne too, but Sydney always retains a kind of summery, holiday vibe for me. (Frangipani trees remind me of Sydney even more and are my favourite.)

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  7. anne54 says:

    Reblogged this on Anne Lawson and commented:

    It has been a time of reflection lately, but the jacarandas that line my street remind me of a world beyond my own head. I am reposting this which I wrote nearly two years ago. The trees are still breath-takingly beautiful.

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  8. When we traveled to Argentina in 1995 I fell in love with Jacarandas. We planted one in our garden a year later in front of our new home. Sadly, a heavy frost knocked it back significantly, then later the roots failed making the tree a falling hazard. It was a sad day when they came to cut it down. It was a beloved tree.

    It makes me smile seeing so many of the growing near your home. Your photos do them wonderful justice.

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    • anne54 says:

      A sad day indeed, Alys. Loosing any tree is heart wrenching, but to loose a jacaranda…..I am lucky to have them planted as street trees. Much better than the others that were there. I have even more around me now, as the school close by has planted them out the front. However, they have planted 16 (yep, I have counted them) in a row, with about 2 metres between each and only about half a metre from the wall of the school. I love them, but that seems very foolish to me. Still, I will benefit from their beauty 🙂

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      • What poor planning on their part. I can’t fathom planting a tree that close to any building. I hope they survive.

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        • anne54 says:

          Very poor planning. 2 died not long after they were put in, but they were replaced. Now I noticed that another has died. Oh well, I can enjoy their beauty and leave the problems up to them.
          Have a wonderful Christmas, Alys. I hope it is full of family and happiness, and only a little over-indulging!

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