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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pretty Trees of Spring

In Brisbane we don't get the colourful trees in Autumn but in Spring the suburbs hide under an umbrella of purple Jacaranda trees and red Flame trees.

The Illawarra Flame Tree is a native of tropical Australia. It loses its leaves in the dry season and then the flowers bloom. After the flowers the leaves reappear in the wet season.


The Jacaranda Tree is a native of Central and South America but has adapted well in Australia.

21 comments:

  1. The Brachychiton acerifolium is a fantastic tree, flowering when leaves have not yet, in Barcelona have some of these trees that bloom in June.
    Have a nice day.

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  2. I want that orange tree! I wonder if it would like dry Arizona. How beautiful. We have lots of Jacaranda trees here. But when I was in California between 2005 and 2007, they are prolific there and soooooo beautiful. Much prettier than they grow here. Rainy places help. A Lot!

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  3. What beautiful trees, the Flame tree is amazing. A lot of our trees have lost their leaves, Winter is just around the corner!
    Sunny :)

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  4. These are beautiful trees with breath-taking color. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. Oh how beautiful Australia must be -- at least in your garden Mrs. Green Thumb! Gorgeous photos too.

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  6. Oh those colors are just what I need on a cold and SNOWY Tuesday night :-) The "Flame " tree is very aptly named !

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  7. Every spring I am enchanted when I see all these marvellous trees in flower. Great photos.

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  8. oh wonderful, the jacaranda is a favourite of mine! and you have lightened or lifted my heart as I just blogged out all my gripes over the hospital staff during dad's long stay (Just so you know...) so thanks, this is better, I feel better for seeing this.

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  9. stunning! they are incredible!

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  10. Those are beautiful trees! They are like great big bouquets of flowers. Amazing! Do the trees also have a scent as well as the lovely color and flower?

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  11. Hi Diane

    Both trees are outstanding! Such beautiful colors.

    Thank you so much for you tip about changing s400 to s1600. I did that to all my blog photos in my last post and they do look sharper. I have to much to learn! Someone suggested I use Live Writer program as it automatically enlarges photos but I tried that a few times and didn't like the results.

    Do you enlarge your photos yourself? May I ask what setting that you use for height and width? Do you take your photos on your camera in any special settings? I am confused as to if I should use high quality fine settings or lower on my SLR camera?

    Thanks for all your help! I appreciate it very much!

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  12. Hello Diane
    Thanks for stopping by Lavender Cottage. You've been blogging for quite some time; thanks for sharing your beautiful country.
    What I wouldn't do for a jacaranda tree in my front yard - I love the colour.

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  13. These are lovely, Diane. I missed this post of yesterday, so my own post today is of the Jacaranda. They are glorious all over Sydney at the moment. Such a pretty colour ...

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  14. Beautiful,lovely and colorful shots !! Nice post !! Very beautiful !

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  15. Beautiful trees! Your photos have so much color. Thanks for sharing your corner of the world with the rest of us. Blessings my friend.

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  16. I felt in love with the first one, just gorgeous, I haven't seen such a color here in spring ! It's a gift for my painters eyes, lol !

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  17. Two spectacular trees at the same time! We have Jacaranda's growing in pots on the deck in cold Canberra; I'm not sure if they'll ever flower, but the leaves are attractive anyway.

    There are a lot of Illawarra Flame Trees growing along the far south coast of NSW, but I haven't tried one here yet.

    Since Brisbane doesn't have the stunning autumn leaves, you deserve to have beautiful spring ones.

    Do you have either of these trees in your own garden, Diane?

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  18. I want one! No! I want one of each! Darn I wish they grew here! WOW! Thanks for sharing!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  19. Diane, both trees are so pretty and colorful. Too bad they do not gorw in Maryland. I love colors. Great photos.

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  20. I came by specifically to find these trees. Of course I remember the jacarandas in Brisbane but I don' remember the flame trees ... the red that sticks in my mind are the poincianas and poinsettias.

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