紫雲木 - 藍花楹 here comes the lavender mist, jacaranda flowering season

花季如浪潮,這潮還未退散,下一波已趕來。 樹頭菜在市區街頭還在黃金吐艷。藍花楹已經將樹身掛滿藍色的花靈。 剛查閱一些台灣的網站,藍花楹有另一俗名 - 紫雲木。覺得此名很貼切香港此樹種。 樹源自南美。看過她們在當地花季的盛況,濃艷奪目。不過此樹在香港,姿態少了豐饒多了秀美。那藍呈灰,幽幽地,像抹抹紫雲。 上星期,到過香港大學探訪荷花池旁的那棵,尚未開花。 怎知過了兩三天,經過維園,樂翻了。大草坪上圍著的數棵藍花楹都開了。 當日天色陰暗,氣氛更美。 欣賞不忘觀察。藍花楹的花與果期本來是分開的。但這幾棵樹都結了不少蒴果,大抵又是氣候和生長環境的變異影響。 spring is always intense for flower lovers. spider trees’ flowers are just turning from white and yellow to golden, jacaranda waste no time splash colour lavender on the plant map of this city. jacaranda is native to south america. perhaps this is why the trees... Continue Reading →

維園火焰 red hot victoria park

五月維多利亞公園鳳凰木焰紅 victoria park is blazing red with flame of the forest.   寫鳳凰木前文 previous posts on flame of the forest: 《鳳凰紅 the flame of forest, early summer 2013》、《flame of forest in winter 冬季留影鳳凰木》、《影樹 the flame of forest》、《鳳凰城 flaming city》

藍花楹快影 quick snap: jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia)

早前有朋友問藍花楹花期。可以告訴這位朋友,是時候了。昨日在維園中央草坪,看到幾株藍花楹都掛上紫藍彩衣。 藍花楹原生於南美,在澳洲也廣泛種植為觀賞木。看過一些資料圖片,眾多藍花楹到開花季節美豔到不行,冷色調的紫藍也變奏為喜興的色彩。 a blog reader asked me a while back when will jacaranda bloom. just like to tell him that the time is here. yesterday i saw the few jacaranda trees at the central lawn in victoria park waving lavender blossoms. jacaranda is native to south america and is a popular ornamental tree in australia.... Continue Reading →

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