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Sun Jun 9, 2013, 06:52 PM

Jacaranda in Spring...

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Reply Jacaranda in Spring... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 OP
Wounded Bear Jun 2013 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #2
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #4
Kali Jun 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #8
LeftofObama Jun 2013 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #7
Moondog Jun 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #12
pink-o Jun 2013 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #13
Iggo Jun 2013 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #14
Iggo Jun 2013 #16
femmocrat Jun 2013 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #18
femmocrat Jun 2013 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #20
Lionel Mandrake Jun 2013 #21
Sanity Claws Jun 2013 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #23
shanti Jun 2013 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #25
Raffi Ella Jun 2013 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #27
kcass1954 Jun 2013 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2013 #29

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 06:53 PM

1. Pretty to look at, but don't park under it....

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 06:55 PM

2. My dear Wounded Bear...

Well, it does cover our driveways, but we don't park there!



Thanks!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 06:57 PM

3. beautiful, Peggy. love that shade...lilac

brings to mind wisteria ... sorta. very pretty

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:00 PM

4. The color is similar to wisteria...

I hadn't thought of that, actually. But wisteria has an amazing fragrance; not so the jacaranda.

Glad you like it, my dear Tuesday Afternoon!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:09 PM

5. gorgeous!

how long does it flower? I know there are some in Tucson, but I have never "lived" with one.

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Response to Kali (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:18 PM

8. Thanks, Kali!

It will have flowers well into the summer...

They are easy to grow. They come from South America, and our climate here in CA suits them.

I'm not sure, but it might need more water in Arizona. Ours is on a drip irrigation and as you can see, it's very happy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:10 PM

6. That is just beautiful, CP.

Is that your tree?

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:16 PM

7. Thank you, my dear LeftofObama!

It is. And it was my choice to put in that spot. I see it every day, and I love it...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 07:53 PM

9. There are some truly spectacular Jacarandas

in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Huge. Gorgeous. A few streets are named for them.

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Response to Moondog (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:58 PM

12. Some blocks in LA are chock full of them, my dear Moondog!

They just light up the landscape.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 08:19 PM

10. Aahhhh, that reminds me of Spain and Italy!

One of the times I stayed in Rome, our hotel had a huge Jacaranda in front of it. Never mind the mess, they're just breathtaking! I love the Med soooo much, and Jacaranda and bougainvillea just make me miss it more.

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Response to pink-o (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:59 PM

13. I'll be they do well there, my dear pink-o!

They love a tropical climate, being from South America.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:09 PM

11. My particular corner of Whittier is chock full of 'em.

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Quite pretty. And yes, quite messy.

But hey....purple trees, dammit! Eh, wot.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:00 PM

14. Hey, who cares about the mess, my dear Iggo!

After awhile, the flowers dry out, and then sweeping them is easy.

I can't get enough of the color either!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:12 PM

16. Oh, I love them.

Just glad there's not one in my front yard.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:07 PM

15. Wow! That is magnificent.

I have never seen one.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:12 PM

17. You have now, my dear femmocrat!

It'll do until you see one in person...

They are astonishing.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

18. Here's a closeup:



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:19 PM

19. Such a beautiful color.

Thanks Peggy!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:20 PM

20. YW, my dear femmocrat!

The color is why I chose to plant one in front of our house!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 09:50 AM

21. K&R nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 09:58 AM

22. I was expecting to see a cat

Maybe one that looked like a jaguar.

I didn't know what a jacaranda was. Now I know -- it is a tree with beautiful bluish-purple blooms in the spring. Also, from the other posters, I learned not to park under one.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 12:20 PM

23. My dear Sanity Claws!

How interesting...but of course, if you didn't know what it is, it's completely open to interpretation.

It does rather sound like a cat!

The blooms are a bit sticky--but they blow off when you drive away.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 12:24 PM

24. beautiful!

growing up in OC, we had two large jacaranda trees on our corner. messy, but pretty...

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Response to shanti (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 12:26 PM

25. Thank you, my dear shanti!

I love it when I see them as I drive by...

So pretty!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:46 PM

26. So pretty.

That color is amazing.

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Response to Raffi Ella (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 01:59 PM

27. Thank you, my dear Raffi Ella!

The color is so refreshing...It really perks up the neighborhood...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 06:50 PM

28. How pretty!

Mine is tall and scrawny, and it's never bloomed. Well, to be fair, every few years we have a hurricane that doesn't blow it down, but does some pretty good damage to it.

Now, my royal poincianas are an entirely different story. I'll try to post a pic of them later.

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Response to kcass1954 (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 07:08 PM

29. I'm sorry yours has never bloomed, my dear kcass1954...

Hurricanes can be so damaging...

I'd love to see a pic of your royal poincianas!

I've never grown those...

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