Monday, November 19, 2018

Jacarandas.. yeh or nay!



 Walking through the Supreme Court Gardens last week I couldn't resist a quick shot of the two ladies scooping up fallen jacaranda flowers to shower over the young lady, while the photographer snapped away.. the young boy to the left of the shot looking a little bemused by it all :) How do you feel about jacarandas? Read here how Hamish Hastie feels about the, not native to Australia jacarandas, made me laugh out loud 'in the jacaranda suburbs a nice Sunday of naked gardening is off the cards with all those drones buzzing overhead'. He does have a point. The pic below taken on the same day in my garden of the Australian native bottlebrush tree, it has it's own charm, especially as right now it is chock a block with rainbow lorikeets hanging like jewels from the branches.. you will have to take my word that here were two on this very branch seconds before I took the shot :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

  

26 comments:

  1. ...I see both in Maui. The bottlebrush tree is easy to see in flower, the jacarandas are often not in flower until to end of my stay.

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  2. Never saw any live and in person. I think all flowers add to the beauty of nature. We just need to be careful of introducing non-native plants any place.

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  3. After reading Hamish's words (thanks for that link, I enjoyed it), I'm almost embarrassed to say I'm one of those Jacaranda obsessed snappers. But, I am equally obsessed with bottle brush and flowering pear trees. Let's face facts, I'm a died in the wool tree-hugger......or is that tree-snapper.

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  4. I've never seen a bootlebrush tree but it is pretty.

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  5. That bottlebrush tree has amazing coloured blooms, especially lovely against that blue sky.

    All the best Jan

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  6. I love Jacarandas Rhodesia is full of them and so is South Africa. South Africa though have banned them from being planted because they are so thirsty. What are there can stay, but they cannot be replaced. Keep well Diane

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  7. I have to say yay, from what I know, but I used the link and read what was quite an interesting theory (I think I'd enjoy more from that writer) quite funny and much to discover in a short article!

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  8. I don't care. I love jacarandas. I was going to mention about the jacarandas in Pretoria, but the said Hamish covers it. They were in bloom in early October in South Africa.

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  9. Right now I would vote for any flower. This morning it was 0˚C when I went to see the Santa Claus Parade floats so I had to pull out my new down-filled coat & mitts & even a hat. My geraniums are still flowering but will probably die off this week!

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  10. Great article! Flowers are good; shade is better.

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  11. Les jacarandas sont magnifiques, j'ai vu les photos de ceux de Johannesbourg :)

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  12. I like the bright colours. We don't have any here in Kerikeri but apparently there are quite a few in Whangarei.

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  13. The article is very funny Grace. I had friends who had a jacaranda tree in their front garden and couldn't wait to get rid of it as it's so messy. But they are pretty, but so are the bottle brush.
    I actually just went around to Applecross after work today and the jacarandas aren't blooming as much as in previous years, in fact I thought the streets were a bit bare.

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  14. Despite the author has some points (naked gardening, LOL) I do love the sight! We don´t have them here.

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  15. Hi Grace...I used to play the Jacaranda Golf Course in Plantation, FL, so named because it was covered with jacaranda trees. I always liked them. Re the coke bottle: In this case, the story is true. And I'm still not sure why, but somewhere I heard Coke was putting common last names on some bottles.

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  16. I am a Jacaranda fan and contrary to what Hamish says I think they make a very lovely street tree and are a perfect climbing tree for kids. Natives are good too but I am not a purist on that front. All the good ones come from WA and have no place over here if you want to get picky about it. The very good part about natives is that our birds love them.

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  17. Yeh. Though both flowering jacarandas and naked gardening are not options here.

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  18. We all have our trees to sit under. In North Carolina, it is the magnolia. Great shot of a fun moment.

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. I'm happy to see any flowers at all as it's all white outside and I won't be seeing any flowers until April, unless I buy some at the flower shop.

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  20. Very pretty! I don't know if we see any of those here.

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  21. That link was funny....I can't say I knew what a jacarada was but now I will never forget. The bottlebrush looks pretty!

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  22. The bottlebrush tree caught my eye! Love it!

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  23. I LOVE Jacarandas!!! But then, I’m in Southern California and we’ve got them all over!!!

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