THE JACARANDAS are in bloom this month!  The Jacaranda tree is distinctive this month by an explosion of fragrant clusters of purple trumpet-shaped flowers making them easy to spot among the other green trees.  However, the blossoms are short lived and cause a lot of litter when they drop.  Most blooming occurs during late spring, but can flower at any time in warm weather.  The fruit is a 2" brown round pod and the arched branches make a pleasant appearing canopy.  I've been tempted to plant a Jacaranda in our yard but talk myself out it when I see the blossoms on the ground, so I'm happy to admire my neighbor's tree instead.

AuthorRich Monroe