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DIY Jacaranda Mimosifolia Bouquet

August 7, 2017
Jacaranda Bouquet

The Jacaranda is one of my favorite trees in the area.  I think the purple blooms are so pretty and the leaves are really nice and similar to ferns.  I need to trim my beautiful overgrown tree though.  So why not make a nice bouquet from the trimmings.   I just have to find a large vase and trim the ends of the trimmings and place them in lots of water.  Below is a picture of my Jacaranda tree.

My Jacaranda with the Flag

My Jacaranda with the Flag

About the Jacaranda Mimosifolia

The next photo below is a neighbor’s Jacaranda tree.  The Jacaranda is a deciduous or semi-evergreen tree.  It will grow in zones 12,13 (parts of Arizona),15-24 (Southern Oregon & Southern California); H1, H2 (parts of Hawaii) according to “The New Sunset Western Garden Book”.   It is native to Brazil and grows 25 to 40 feet tall and 15 to 30 feet wide.  The soil here is very sandy and the tree has done extremely well.  The only problem is sometimes the area gets some frost.  After a winter with several days of frost, the tree may not bloom as much as normal in the spring and throughout the summer.

Neigbor's Jacaranda

Neighbor’s Jacaranda

The seed pods are round and open up like clam shells.   You can see a seed pod below.

Jacaranda Tree Pod

Seed Pod

I just can’t get over how beautiful the tree is when it starts blooming.  Take a close-up look at the blooms which are absolutely gorgeous.

Close-up of Blooms

Close-up of Blooms

DIY Jacaranda Mimosifolia Bouquet

So back to the bouquet that I made from the tree branches.  I think the bouquet was beautiful but don’t count on the bouquet lasting long.  The blooms only stayed fresh a couple of days,  The blooms began to wilt and I had to throw everything away on the third day.  Even so, I think the two days of wonderful blooms in the house were totally worth the time to make the arrangement.

My purple Jacaranda bouquet

My purple Jacaranda bouquet.

 

Have you tried a tree branch bouquet?

 

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