That Time of Year

When the Jacaranda’s are in flower, I know I’m in for a treat.  Not that I own a Jacaranda tree (I wish), but having lived in Brisbane for over 22 years, the sea of purple they create is stunning, to say the least.  (See more info here.)

I planted a Jacaranda in the backyard of one home we owned in Brisbane, but have no idea if it’s still there.  I suspect it isn’t.

The garden I own now certainly isn’t large enough, but perhaps I should consider a potted specimen, maybe even a bonsai.  Now that would be nice.  In the past, I have tended to kill bonsais, but perhaps in my semi-retirement, I could learn how to better care for a miniature tree.

It may be that time of year for the Jacaranda, but it’s also that time of year for Hippeastrums and Agapanthus and I do have those in my garden.

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Look at this stunning Hippeastrum under one of my Grevilleas.

This one – Candy Cane – is a stunner.
Same flowers from another angle

These were not the first flowers to open either.  Sadly a huge storm rolled in and broke the first ones before I could take a photo.

Yesterday, a new Hippeastrum came into my possession.  It was free I must add, and equally as stunning as Candy Cane with delicate deep pink fluted colour around the edges of the petals.

Dean cut the bloom and placed it in the vase (with some Grevilleas) for me to enjoy in the house and now I just need to decide where to plant the bulb.

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As for my Agapanthus, they are still a week or so away, but I am eager to see their blooms bobbing around in my garden.  With one flower spike already at my chest height, I’ve no doubt this year they will be breathtaking.

I haven’t counted how many flower spikes I have, but stay tuned for an update and lots more photos as they all open up.

I just love Spring ❤

13 Replies to “That Time of Year”

    1. It is a shame they are not a native tree, but I did read about many councils implementing control programs, and that’s always a good thing.

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  1. Caught up with some of your later posts, and I’m compelled to congratulate you on great photography. Your love of flowers is evident, as well, in the your descriptions. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Both of your Hippeastrums are really lovely Clare, I enjoyed seeing your photos very much. Jacarandas are sure beautiful. There used to be lots of Jacaranda trees in Whangarei in Northland, NZ and they put on a wonderful show in season.

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