The Jacarandas are out in New Farm Park

Yesterday the car was at the mechanics having it’s guts ripped out making it hard for me to get to the farm to do any gardening.

So I walked over to New Farm Park instead to see the jacarandas.  They blossom every October and the trees were a feast to the eyes – I snapped away as I walked around.

Here are just a few pics.

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It was rare to find the park so quiet, it’s usually a hive of activity with folk exercising, kicking a ball around, and kids playing.

We are lucky to have this lovely park as a haven so near to the city.

P.S. Then I sold a kidney to pay for the work – and picked up the car. It’s purring now, and so it should!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tootlepedal
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 07:13:12

    What a lovely tree.

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  2. Jen Gardener
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 17:53:35

    Wow! They’re stunning!

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  3. narf77
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 02:55:40

    You would laugh yourself senseless if you saw our poor sad Jacaranda Jean. It has never gotten much bigger than a couple of metres and has only had a single flower in about 20 years…not good odds for a desire to have a gorgeous big purple mass in the garden methinks. I heard that it got pretty hot up in your neck of the woods yesterday. A friend is on the Central Coast for a week before jetting out to Germany and told me that it was really warm up there. I love jacarandas. My mum had a gorgeous big jacaranda tree in her back yard when we lived in Western Australia. She also had an Illawarra flame tree to match it. What a magnificent sight those two are when planted together 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 27, 2014 @ 05:38:37

      New Farm Park jacarandas are pretty famous in Brisbane so there must be something about the climate and the soil which suits them. Until a few years ago there were some very old and really magnificent specimens but they became dangerous! (I’m laughing as I type this, can you imagine scary trees rushing round with flick knives.) Anyway, the council removed the dangerous ones and re-planted fresh young stock and they are growing well.
      I am sure you love your little Jacaranda Narf, small can be beautiful, perhaps it wants to live in Queensland? Just a thought.
      I tried to grow rhubarb in my allotment with truly un-spectacular results and was told by local horticulturist Annette McFarlane who got straight to the point “it wants to go and live in Tasmania”. 🙂
      It has been terribly hot already in Brisbane. I think they said 32 degrees yesterday and I can believe that. Would you believe it, the air conditioning in the car packed up after I took it into the garage for a big job on Friday. They are getting that car back today – I think they must have knocked something under the bonnet and it needs re-gassing.

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      • narf77
        Oct 27, 2014 @ 06:44:23

        Its always the way with cars Jean, you start down that slippery “repair” slope and one thing after another starts to malfunction. Yeah, we might both have to concede that we can’t grow all things in a single climate 😉

  4. Annabel Smith
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 23:03:47

    We have Jacarandas in the streets around us and they are beautiful just now. There is a sea of purple on the streets and in the gutters. It really is lovely. I will take some photos, good idea. We can take things for granted like this as we are used to them but really they are amazing! xxx

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  5. e / dig in hobart
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 09:15:54

    jacarandas remind me of where i grew up in western sydney : we had them in our infants shcool palyground, and they lined the banks of the nearby nepean river. sadly, jacarandas aren’t common in tassie. such a pretty hue!

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