The Jacaranda’s are out

The Jacaranda trees are out in Brisbane and I think one of the best places to see the beautiful blossom is New Farm Park so I set out yesterday afternoon to give my new camera a workout.

First stop was a surprise invitation from friend Tatiana to join her for lunch. She had prepared a delicious salad including some of the salad leaves from her own garden.

Then off I set. Here are a few of the shots that I took as I strolled around the park.

I particularly enjoyed looking through the tree at the blossom making patterns against the blue of the sky.

The beautiful thing about these trees is that once the wind whips up the park is covered with a carpet of purple blossom. I’ll keep my eye open for that and see if I can capture it for you.

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarah @ gladys in the garden
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 09:30:49

    I love jacaranda trees. They alwasys make me smile. I was looking at the ones at the end of our street the other day wondering how long it will be until they flower. x

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  2. Imported Kiwi
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 10:02:12

    so pretty!

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  3. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 10:25:14

    Pretty tree – not a tree that grows in our climate.

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  4. narf77
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 13:00:22

    That just goes to show you how very different our 2 states are. We have a poor long suffering jacaranda tree in our garden. We had to prune it right back because it was so spindly under all of the other trees that it was likely to break in the first winds. Ours has been deciduous over winter and is only just growing new leaves now and yours are all out in flower in Queensland! I remember them along with the Illawarra flame trees (Brachychitons) in W.A. all out at once and a magnificent display. Sometimes I miss hotter climates, but not very often! πŸ˜‰

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  5. notjustgreenfingers
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 15:40:37

    The jacaranda tree looks stunning, I now think it’s on my ‘bucket’ list to see. We have a similar tree in the UK called a ‘Judas’ Tree which is equally beautiful, but I’ve only seen small judas trees. The jacaranda tree in your picture is so big, it must take your breath away to see it in bloom
    (you can tell i’m so passionate about all things that grow can’t you)

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 18:30:03

      You are right, these Jacarandas get really big and quite magnificent. We had a long drought in Queensland a few years ago and some of the beautiful old Jacarandas in New Farm Park suffered to such an extent the council had to remove some as they were becoming dangerous. They have been replaced with young trees but it will take time for them to really mature.

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  6. Tanya @ Lovely Greens
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 19:26:33

    Absolutely beautiful Jean! I’d love to see them in my area too but I have a feeling that these are warm-weather trees. In fact I think they’re the same trees you see growing all over the suburbs of Johannesburg (South Africa)? Thanks for sharing the photo…I can really sense your anticipation for spring πŸ™‚

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  7. MrsYub
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 16:03:32

    That is just lovely. I needed a pick me up, and this hit the spot. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  8. Natalie Cleary
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 22:14:46

    Where about’s do you have an allotment in Brisbane? Is it one of those community ones? Would love to find a good one on the southside.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 10, 2012 @ 06:24:08

      Hi Natalie. Thank you for visiting, I have enjoyed reading your blog. My allotment is at Beelarong Community Farm in Morningside. You can check out the link on http://www.beelarong.org.au
      As well as the allotments we also have a community garden. When you are free why not come along any Wednesday morning between 9am and 12 noon when volunteers and allotment holders get together to work on the community veggie garden. We all take a break at 10am for morning tea.
      On the southside of Brisbane they have recently started a community garden at Rochedale. Here is the link to their website http://rochedalecommunitygarden.net.au – I don’t know if they have allotments or if it is just a community garden.Should be worth checking out. Good luck with your search.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Mar 25, 2013 @ 14:03:31

      My allotment is at Beelarong Community Farm, Cnr York and Beverley Streets in Morningside. The centre of the farm is taken up by the community garden where volunteers work Wednesday mornings and share the produce afterwards. The community garden is surrounded by small allotments of eight square metres each. I started with one and then took a second one when it became available. If you find yourself free any Wednesday morning we meet about 9am and take a break for morning tea at 10am. You would be made very welcome if you just wanted to pop in and meet the group. The shed is always open on Sunday afternoons too from 3pm – so we can have access to the tools. So you could pop along then if you work.

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  9. Caylie Jeffery
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 22:25:18

    I thought you might like to read my article about the White Christmas Jacaranda- I am also from Brisbane, and love the pruple ones nearly as much as the white ones…! Enjoy
    http://cayliejeffery.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/white-christmas-in-australia.html

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Mar 25, 2013 @ 13:58:13

      Hello Caylie. Thank you for visiting and for giving me the opportunity to check out your White Christmas Jacaranda post. I look forward to following your blog. It’s always good to find a fellow blogger in Brisbane. New Farm Park is renowned for it’s purple Jacaranda’s and I live just up the road so enjoy their blossoms in October. I Didn’t know you could get white Jacaranda.

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