The Puzzling Potted Jacaranda

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Wouldn’t you love to have the plant this flower is from in your garden? Well, you can if you live in a frost-free climactic zone. Warning: Jacaranda trees can grow 98 feet tall. But I have one here in the South Valley of Albuquerque, in a large pot that I move into the greenhouse during the winter. I collected the seeds more than five years ago when we visited Nancy and Jeff Gerlach in Yucatán, so my two jacarandas in one pot were grown from seed. But neither one of them has bloomed yet. If they grow to 98 feet and mine are 3 feet, they’re probably not old enough to bloom. But they’re pretty plants to look at even without the showy flowers.