Monday, April 30, 2007

Purple...

Be sure to check out the Wisteria over at Quilting Bebbs. It is in bloom in the Washington DC area, too. Only it is not in areas that are good for photography - other peoples homes or the side of the road...

But I wanted to get a photograph, so that I could show it with a local tree that also bears purple/blue blossoms that this time of year - only the purple/blue blossoms last for the longest time. I think the tree may be called Jacaranda (if not that is kind of what they look like - I don't remember them from Arizona - I first remember seeing them in Baltimore, MD). While the wisteria are here today, gone tomorrow.

5 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is a perfectly lovely color that is so fleeting in our landscapes... enjoy!

Rian said...

That is a Jacaranda. They are glorious in southern California in May and June. But they are messy, dropping petals and sap all over the place. Once the flowers drop, the leaves are lacy and the tree is still beautiful.

Jeanne said...

Wisteria here was done the beginning of April. Jacarandas haven't come into bloom yet. They are such an unusual color. But yes, MESSY!
Jeanne :)

Libby said...

Ahh - the jacarandas are about to begin blooming here (well June usually) They are so pretty, especially from a distance to see all the purple tops dotting the landscape. They are horribly messy as I can attest having one in my front yard and a neighbors that drops everything in my backyard *s*

anne bebbington said...

thanks for the mention - those jacarandas are beautiful - not a plant I've ever seen over here in the UK - they probably have one at Kew Gardens on the outskirts of London though (the home of the Royal Horticultural Society and the definitive place in the UK for answers about all things gardening)