There are jacaranda trees blooming all over Tripoli. I've always loved their purple flowers and have one planted in our garden. I grew it from a seed that I picked up from the parking lot of the Physical Therapy hospital in Janzour nearly 7 years ago. The tree now reaches almost to the top of the second floor of our building.
It's graceful branches lean out over the garden wall and offer a bit of shade. As beautiful as the blooms are, unfortunately they have no perfume. I take the flowers and dry them and mix them in with potporri.