Tuesday 28 June 2011


Jacaranda is my favourite tree. I love the blue flowers it produces in early summer and I always longed to have one in my garden. After numerous questions to numerous florists in Greece, I managed to make myself understood and found out the name of this sensational flowering tree.

When our apartment building was completed and we started thinking about the garden I asked if we could have a jacaranda in the front garden.

And here it is, in all its blue glory!


  1. Penelope Lively wrote a memoir called "Oleander Jacaranda" because these two species were placed by the side of the roads in Cairo and as a child she sat in the car mesmerised by the names.
    Lovely trees and this is a very fine one.